Florida Space Institute

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Coordinates: 28°35′10″N 81°11′51″W / 28.58616°N 81.19753°W / 28.58616; -81.19753

Florida Space Institute
Florida Space Instititute Logo.png
Type Research institute
Established 1996; 21 years ago (1996)
Director Ramon Lugo III
Location Orlando, Florida, United States
Website fsi.ucf.edu/
Ramon Lugo III, Director of the FSI

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is a research institute of the State University System of Florida and the University of Central Florida located in Orlando, Florida, United States.[1] The director of the institute is Ramon Lugo III, who previously served as the director of NASA's Glenn Research Center.[2][3]

The institute provides a wide range of research, information and education services for the space research and development, defense, and commercial community of Central Florida. The institute also provides education activities within the University of Central Florida (UCF) and other member institutions of the State University System of Florida.[1]

History[edit]

The Florida Space Institute was established in 1996 as a research institute within the State University System of Florida. In 2012, the institute moved from the Kennedy Space Center to the Central Florida Research Park at UCF.[2] The move coincided with the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.

Partner institutions[edit]

The Florida Space Institute is part of a broad statewide partnership within the State University System to support and expand Florida's involvement in the field of space exploration. Since completing its move to Orlando, the institute now falls under the organizational and fiscal governance of UCF, though it continues to support research and development projects and services at partner institutions in the State University System.[4]

Partner institutions:[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Florida Space Institute – About". Florida Space Institute. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  2. ^ a b "NASA Executive, UCF Grad Named FSI Director". University of Central Florida. 2013-01-17. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  3. ^ "NASA – Biography of Ramon (Ray) Lugo III". National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  4. ^ a b "Florida Space Institute – Partners". Florida Space Institute. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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