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Embry-Riddle Aerospace Research Park Gets a Boost


Rod Castro

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (Embry-Riddle PR) – The development of Embry-Riddle’s 90-acre Aerospace Research and Technology Park in Daytona Beach has gained new impetus with the hiring of Dr. Rod Casto associate vice president for research and innovation.

Casto most recently held that same title at the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, as well as serving as the executive director of the USF Research Foundation Inc. After joining USF in 2003, he transformed school land into a 115-acre research park that successfully attracted several high-tech growth industries. In addition, Casto helped start the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator, creating more than 100 new high-tech businesses.

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Embry-Riddle to Collaborate with FAA on Space Transportation Research



November 2, 2009

The Space Shuttle’s fast-approaching retirement is opening up new opportunities for commercial space transportation, and Embry-Riddle is making strides to support the industry’s growth under a new collaboration with the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. A new agreement with the agency identifies five space transportation topics that can be supported by Embry-Riddle faculty and student researchers:

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Embry-Riddle R&D Center Gains Approval in Florida House


The Florida House gave overwhelming approval late Thursday to a bill creating an institute that would coordinate space-transportation-related research and development and be led by Daytona-based Embry-Riddle.

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Florida Space Research Institute Plan Advances in Legislature


Florida Space Transportation Institute Bill Passes Council

The Florida House Economic Development and Community Affairs Policy Council unanimously passed this week a bill to help keep Florida at the forefront of cutting edge space technology. That bill is co-sponsored by State Representative Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) and Senator Evelyn Lynn (R-District 7).

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Florida Looks For Ways to Retain Workers Post Shuttle


Space Coast jobs after shuttle might look to University initiative
Orlando Sentinel

The Brevard Workforce Development Board announced on Friday that it plans to work with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and its Space Transportation Research & Development Institute (STRDI) to explore employment alternatives to NASA and the Air Force for Space Coast workers facing job losses when the shuttle retires next year….

Among the handful of space bills under consideration in Tallahassee, it looks like STRDI is most popular and best positioned to move forward, with a total of 26 legislators putting their names on the bill as sponsors.

Embry-Riddle Space Transport Institute Gains Support


Embry-Riddle Press Release

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University today announced it is gaining support for a multi-university Space Transportation Research & Development Institute (STRDI) as space industry leaders gather in Tallahassee for Florida Space Day today.

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Investigation: Space Florida Ineffective, Pissing Off Commercial Partners


On the heels of a critical legislative audit questioning its effectiveness, embattled Space Florida has been hit again with an investigation by the Orlando Sentinel that has revealed some not-very-complimentary facts about the agency chartered to promote the state’s aerospace interests.

The results are not pretty. Documents indicate that the agency is a sleazy, ineffective organization that has done little to attract jobs and investment while alienating some of the very companies it is designed to help.

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