Vision

The future is a place where…

Florida is the leading global and interplanetary center for sustainable aerospace commerce.

Mission Areas

  • Increase Investment Activity in Florida’s Aerospace Ecosystem
  • Maximize Capacity and Capability of Florida’s Spaceport System
  • Accelerate Innovation in Commercial Aerospace Applications
  • Enable Statewide Industry Growth

Core Values

Space Florida Core Values

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.

Media Contact: Dale Ketcham

dketcham@spaceflorida.gov 321-730-5301 x225

Corporate Office

505 Odyssey Way, Suite 300

Exploration Park, FL 32953

FAX: 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.