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    Florida Space Day

    25 March, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, Florida
    Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry descended on the State Capitol to discuss the state’s $9 billion space industry and help determine the best strategies for leveraging economic development policies to attract private sector investment and jobs. Former NASA astronaut Mike McCulley, Space Shuttle Pilot of STS-34, participated in the event. Space-related exhibits were also displayed, and AIAA was a bronze sponsor.

    The 2016 event will be held on Wednesday, 3 March. Sandy Magnus, AIAA Executive Director, is currently scheduled to attend.


    12 March, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, Florida
    AIAA once again was a sponsor of the annual event that brought representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry to the Capitol for discussions with legislators about the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program. Former NASA astronaut Bob Crippen, pilot of the first orbital test flight of the Shuttle program and former NASA Kennedy Space Center Director, made scheduled appearances throughout the event. Space-related exhibits were also displayed on the third floor Rotunda of the Capitol.


    6 March, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, Florida
    AIAA was a proud sponsor and participant in Florida Space Day, which took place 6 March 2013. With over 20 corporate sponsors and dozens of advocates present, the state capitol of Florida in Tallahassee was fully engaged in ideas to expand the space economy in the state. The day was filled with legislative meetings, exhibits, a legislative hearing, a 22nd floor reception over the city, and capped off with a greeting from the crew aboard the International Space Station.


    Astronaut and ross   Bob Crippin Reception   Florida-State-from-the-State-Capitol
    NASA Astronaut roaming around the Capitol posed with AIAA’s Public Policy staffer, Ross B. Garelick Bell   First Pilot of the Space Shuttle Program, Astronaut Robert Crippen (CAPTAIN, USN, RET.) addresses Florida Space Day attendees and Legislators   A view from atop the State Capitol Tower of the campus of Florida State University  
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    Historic Florida State Capitol Building   Florida Space Day attendees are briefed on legislative action before the state and how to proceed in meetings    


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