Space Florida was created as an independent special district that uniquely serves as the single point of contact for all space-related functions of the State of Florida.
505 Odyssey Way, Suite 300
Exploration Park, FL 32953FAX: 321-730-5307
100 Space Port Way
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920FAX: 321-730-5307
Space Florida History
The Governor’s Commission Report on Space & Aeronautics – finalized in 2006 – outlined the potential benefits of realigning the structure and functionality of Space Florida’s three predecessor organizations into a new structure. The entity would have a high level of visibility within the state, a high level of recurring industry participation in setting strategic direction, and would also provide a single point of contact for businesses.
In May 2006, the Florida Legislature passed the Space Florida Act, consolidating Florida’s three existing space entities (Florida Space Authority, Florida Space Research Institute, and Florida Aerospace Finance Corporation) into a single new organization. Space Florida was established by the legislature on Sept 1, 2006.