Florida Space Institute
|Director||Ramon Lugo III|
|Location||Orlando, Florida, United States|
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. The director of the institute is Ramon Lugo III, who previously served as the director of NASA's Glenn Research Center.
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.
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. The move coincided with the end of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.
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.
- Brevard Community College
- Broward College
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
- Florida Atlantic University
- Florida Institute of Technology
- University of Florida
- University of Miami
- University of South Florida
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- "Florida Space Institute – Partners". Florida Space Institute. Retrieved 2013-01-19.