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SPACE COAST EDC: Space Perspective Makes 272-Foot Vessel MS Voyager First Marine Spaceport for Human Spaceflight

Meet the world’s first Marine Spaceport for human spaceflight that will carry the world’s largest human-rated capsule recovery A-frame. The 272-foot vessel is powered by more than 8,000 horsepower and holds onboard generators that produce over 1 megawatt of electricity. Voyager’s incredibly precise mobility and dynamic positioning are made possible by two bow thrusters (one of which rotates a full 360 degrees) and two stern thrusters that rotate 360 degrees. […]

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TAKE THE SURVEY: Brevard EDC, Tourism Office Mission Space Coast Community-Wide Survey Now Underway

Starting on Monday, November 28th, your voice can shape the words which will define the Space Coast for generations to come. A community-wide survey, the final step in the data collection phase of Mission Space Coast: One Voice-One Brand, will allow residents across Brevard to share their thoughts on what they believe defines the Space Coast. […]

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Space Coast EDC and Office of Tourism Partner to Introduce Beer Trail Passport for Residents and Visitors

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and the Space Coast Office of Tourism have partnered to launch an official Beer Trail Passport for Florida’s Space Coast. The Space Coast Beer Trail Passport encourages users to set off on a mission by visiting featured breweries and Oceanside Distillery to earn “passport stamps” and watch one live launch on the Space Coast to earn an official Launches and Lagers Mission Patch. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission Announces New Officers for Fiscal Year 2022/2023

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast announced its slate of officers for the fiscal year 2022/2023. Newly appointed officers leading the EDC for 2022/2023 include Chair, Kirk Hall, CEO/CFO, Sentry View Systems; Chair-Elect, Travis Proctor, CEO, Artemis IT; Treasurer, Linda Stout, Market President – East Central Florida, Truist; Secretary, Todd Pokrywa, President, The Viera Company; and Immediate Past Chair, Bart Gaetjens. […]

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Dassault Aviation Selects Florida’s Space Coast for New Major Maintenance Facility, Will Bring 400 Jobs to Brevard

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) announced Dassault Falcon Jet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, a global leader in the aerospace industry, has selected Florida’s Space Coast for its new major maintenance facility. This new state-of-the-art factory will spur a capital investment of $115 million and the creation of 400 new jobs with an average annual wage of $86,120. […]

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Health First’s Brett Esrock: How the Space Coast Can Shape its Brand to Secure Our Economic Future

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brett Esrock, above, is the Sr. VP, CEO Hospital Division, Health First. He is responsible for implementing strategy and business development initiatives, overseeing revenue planning, growth and physician relations for the Health First Hospitals (Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital). […]