Titusville Area Visitors Council Update – August 2017

The TAVC has released a landing page for its Target Cities Social Media Project.  It can be found at http://bit.ly/2tjB1fq.  The page showcases discounts from our hoteliers, links to activity information, information about the Titusville Welcome Center and a link to the Interactive Map of businesses in Titusville. The TAVC has been awarded the 2017-2018 […]

Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Human Space Exploration Update (August 14 – 30, 2017) New NASA Astronauts:  Get to know NASA’s new astronaut class  NASA welcomed seven men and five women to the start of two years of astronaut candidate training at the Johnson Space Center, home to the astronaut corps and Mission Control. Learn more about these 12 men and […]

Commercial Space Transportation

Human Space Exploration Update (August 14-30, 2017) Dream Chaser Update:  Dream Chaser prepares for captive carry test; completes runway tow tests  Sierra Nevada’s mini Dream Chaser space plane is preparing for helicopter borne captive carry tests, following a series of runway tow tests at Edwards Air Base, California, earlier this month. The uncrewed Dream Chaser is one […]

Orion and Space Launch System

Human Space Exploration Update (August 14-30, 2017) Orion “Power Up”:  NASA powers up spacecraft that could one day carry humans to Mars  Orion, the human spacecraft that Lockheed Martin is developing for future NASA missions of human deep space exploration, was powered up in its latest configuration on Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center. The capsule is […]

International Space Station

Human Space Exploration Update (August 14-30, 2017) Honoring Peggy Whitson:  NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson honored by ‘Makers’ as trailblazing woman in space (video)  Astronaut Peggy Whitson has been honored by a trail blazing group of women called “Makers.” A biochemist, Whitson has commanded the International Space Station twice in three long duration missions to the orbiting science […]

Titusville Area Visitors Council Update – May 2017

New Board Members  were appointed to serve in positions that were unexpectedly vacated.  The current board is Chairman – Nancy Evans (Fairfield Inn & Suites), Vice-Chair – Cinthia Sandoval (Wild Ocean Seafood Restaurant), Treasurer – Dana LeVasseur (KSC Visitor Complex) and Secretary – Dawna Thorstad (Dixie Crossroads Seafood Restaurant). Members are now able to order […]

Titusville Area Visitors Council Update – April 2017

The TAVC must replace two board members that needed to resign for business and personal reasons.  The TAVC will choose a Chairman and Treasurer among the current and active committee members. Five thousand of the seasonal vacation guide inserts have been distributed to the five Visit Florida Welcome Centers, the new Titusville Welcome Center, member businesses and […]

Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Human Space Exploration Update (July 10-28, 2017) US-Russian, Space and Sanctions:  Russia sanctions bill clears Congress  NASA activities with Russia and space launches conducted for NASA are exempted from Senate legislation imposing sanctions against Russia. The measure matches legislation approved by the House. The legislation, if signed by the president, will impose sanctions against Russian individuals […]