Governmental Affairs Update – February 2017

2017 began with the reelection of Al Taylor as chairman of our committee.  The first few meetings of the year were dedicated to drafting a 2017 Legislative Priorities to be presented to the Board of Directors for their approval at the February meeting.  During this process members of the committee were tasked with verifying information […]

NASA Authorization Legislation

Senate:  Senate passes 2017 NASA Transition Authorization Act  The U.S. Senate passed an updated NASA authorization measure on Friday, one similar to a House measure approved in the last Congress. Formulated with bi-partisan support, the Senate measure urges NASA to study how the Orion capsule might serve as a backup to the commercial crew vehicles […]

International Space Station

New ISS Airlock:  The International Space Station will get a new, private airlock in 2019  Houston-based Nanoracks has reached an agreement with NASA for the installation of a cargo airlock on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station, possibly at the Tranquility module. Boeing will assemble and install a compatible berthing mechanism. The new […]

Orion and Space Launch System

Orion Update:  Insider exclusive: Orion designed to keep crew in the ‘loop’  Lockheed Martin, NASA’s prime contractor for development of the Orion crew module, is paying close attention to the requirements and limitations of future crew members as it proceeds, according to the company’s crew module director. Work is underway at NASA’s Johnson Space Center […]

Commercial Space Transportation

Commercial Crew:  Commercial crew providers remain confident in schedules Prepare for the inaugural launches of astronauts by Boeing and SpaceX in 2018, representatives of the two companies are declaring in response to a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office audit that cautions the flights could be delayed until 2019. Boeing’s Starliner 100 and SpaceX’s crewed Dragon are […]

Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Crewed EM-1 Mission:  Panel urges caution as NASA studies flying crew on first SLS; ESA deal hinges on what Trump does with NASA’s human spaceflight plans;NASA just got real about returning to the moon; Expert panel supports study to accelerate first crewed SLS mission; Trump makes NASA add astronauts to moon mission, could save $10 […]

Chamber Trip to China (Oct. 8-16, 2017)

REGISTER FOR THE TRIP! The Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce is following up a successful trip to China in 2011, with another this year!  Join us for a 9-day excursion as we visit Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an, October 8-16th.  The trip includes 4-5 star hotel accommodations, 3 meals a day,  and English-speaking tour guides and […]

Education Committee Update – January 2017

After a successful Career Fair on November 17, 2016, we have moved on to the next event for the Education Committee. We sent out nominations for Partners in the Business of Education before the schools went on winter break.   Each school may nominate up to 3 businesses that have helped them throughout the year. […]

2017 Taste of Titusville Food Extravaganza and Business Expo

Titusville, January 26, 2017 – Planning for the 2017 Taste of Titusville Event is underway!  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will once again be held at Searstown Mall. This is a favorite local event that local businesses will not want to miss!  Taste tickets SELL OUT at […]