KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. (June 13, 2013) – Earthrise Space Inc. (ESI) announced today their joint DART (Dust Altitude Recovery Technology) program with Univ. of Florida scientists has passed a critical testing phase by completing a high-speed taxi run at the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility. The DART system is designed to collect atmospheric dust and airborne microorganisms up to 45,000 ft.  Its primary mission will be to collect African dust transported to Florida each year in large-scale dust storm events.