Florida Today space columnist John Kelly reports that Brevard Community College will host a critical roundtable this Friday discussing what's next for Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Frank DiBello, the president of Space Florida, is lobbying to keep
the state — notably, Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral — at the
center of whatever the country is doing in space launch and exploration.
He’s not only interacting with government leaders in Washington and
Tallahassee, on your behalf, but he’s also helping broker deals with the
growing number of private companies trying to break into the space
launch business, convincing them that the available facilities and
expertise make this the place to be.
Petro, NASA’s deputy director at KSC, oversees the work of the 9,000 or
so government and contractor workers still working on projects at the
space center. She and her colleagues are in the midst of a lot more work
than you might imagine, including the high-stakes effort to transition
human flights to low-Earth orbit from a NASA responsibility to one
handled by private companies ...
Mike Leinbach, the veteran head of the shuttle launch team at KSC, is
now leading the human spaceflight efforts of rocket company United
Launch Alliance. He’s working on everything from the design of ground
facilities to the processes and procedures needed to make the company’s
Atlas V rocket the next American rocket to carry people to space.
Click here for the BCC schedule and directions to the event. It's on April 13 at 7 PM EDT on the Cocoa campus in the Planetarium.