The NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium is pleased to announce its involvement in the 2012 Space Flight Payloads Workshop which is currently scheduled to take place March 23 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The conference will be held at the Florida Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida and is co-sponsored by Space Florida.

Participants currently scheduled to attend include Masten Space Systems, Starfighters Aerospace, StarLab, Pathfinder and Zero-G. Those interested in attending should RSVP by the end-of-business on March 16 at
The workshop will discuss research payload platform and development, launch service providers, what incentives to encourage further growth in this field. Actual hardware will be on display and experts will be made available to offer advice and guidance.
Lunch and light refreshments will be served. This workshop will serve as an opportunity for payload developers, launch providers, researchers as well as customers to develop ways to stimulate the sub-orbital and microgravity markets.

About the NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium:

The Florida Space Grant Consortium is a statewide network of colleges and universities supporting the expansion and diversification of Florida’s space industry through grants, scholarships, and fellowships to students and education. Established in 1989, the NASA FSGC has 20 Affiliates Statewide comprising of 17 Universities & Colleges, the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, Space Florida, KSC, and the Orlando Science Center.

About Space Florida:

Space Florida was created by the State to strengthen Florida’s position as a global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace economic development organization, Space Florida is committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses.