Press Release

Sierra Nevada Corporation Announces Florida Interest

By SpaceRef Editor
May 2, 2012
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The Honorable Jennifer Carroll, Lt. Governor of Florida
Frank DiBello, President & CEO, Space Florida
Robert Cabana, Kennedy Space Center Director
Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President of Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems

WHAT: Announcement of interest in establishing a variety of capabilities in Florida by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems, a Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of advanced spacecraft, space vehicles and spacecraft subsystems for commercial and government customers.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing a commercial orbital crew vehicle to transport astronauts and critical cargo to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) Program. The Dream Chaser(R) Space System was awarded two funded Space Act Agreements from NASA as part of this program in 2009 and 2011.

Sierra Nevada Corporation and State of Florida officials will discuss the potential for expanded space operations in Florida and next steps.

Friday, May 4, 2012
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. (Program)
12:45 – 1:00 p.m. (Media Interview Opportunities)

Hilton Cocoa Beach
1550 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cocoa Beach FL 32931

Krystal Scordo, SNC, 720-407-3223
Tina Lange, Space Florida, 321-223-1013

SpaceRef staff editor.