IFG Announces South Florida Commercial Space Project Launch for Space Florida
InterFlight Global Corporation’s Consulting subsidiary IFC formally announces the launch of a project on behalf of Space Florida to lead in the development of South Florida’s as a commercial space hub. The project involves identifying, defining and feasibility testing a potential spaceport site in the area. The study continues on IFG/IFC’s two year involvement with several clients and stakeholders to raise Miami and South Florida’s profile as global leader sin the raising tide of commercial space. Oscar Garcia, IFG’s Chairman will lead the project assisted by Sr. Executive Director Chuck Lauer and a selected analyst team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Ex-NASA associated consultants.
“This project for Space Florida is extremely important as it opens up new possibilities for public and private stakeholders to jump into the commercial space rapidly raising industrial tide. The timing is correct as we prepare to enter another economic cycle and the investment in commercial space is in its infancy and poised for phenomenal growth in the next ten years”.
Oscar Garcia stated “Moreover, a commercial space flight operation facility in our area will align us with the Kennedy Space Center and Jacksonville’s Cecil Field creating the world’s strongest commercial space “corridor”. In addition, the project’s participants will align with Florida and the USA’s effort to retain their space industry global leadership as commercial operations substitute more and more government activities.”
Chuck Lauer, IFC’s Sr. executive Director for this project is a commercial space industry business development veteran and strategic advisor to some of the most leading edge firms in the sectors. Chuck focuses on the property and infrastructure aspects of the project as well as the economic impact dimensions that it might have from the County to the USA at large levels. Chuck sates "Spaceport development projects are now beginning to pop up in major tourist destinations all over the world" says Chuck Lauer. "South Florida is already a prime tourist market for Europe and Latin America as well as the domestic US customer base. The ability to offer new spaceflight experiences in an area already blessed with great weather and numerous five star resort properties is a winning combination. Moreover, the non-tourist applications of suborbital spaceflight such as microgravity life sciences and materials research as well as small satellite launch services can provide a stimulus to the high-tech industries in the region."
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