The Naples Daily News has a story about Space Florida, the state-created organization set up to make sure that Florida maintains its leading role in space exploration in the decades ahead.
Space Florida is working to attract new companies to make use of the state’s extensive aerospace expertise for projects as diverse as space tourism and asteroid mining.
CEO and President Steve Kohler says the space industry is in transition, with the shuttle retiring in 2010 and private space vehicles and orbiting facility coming online soon. Florida is now facing competition from Texas and even Singapore.
â€œChallenges create opportunities,â€ Kohler said.