2016 Elections – Human Space Exploration Update

Trump on Space:  Op-ed | Trump’s space policy reaches for Mars and the stars   NASA’s core mission must be distant exploration and science, writes Robert Walker, the former U.S. congressman, and Peter Navarro, a University of California, Irvine professor.. The two men serve as policy advisers to Donald Trump.  (See also:  Trump would reinstate White […]

Education Committee Update – October 2016

The committee learned that Congressman Posey will be sending congratulatory letters to the Outstanding Young Adults each month along with the plaques they receive from the Chamber. College Night exceeded all expectations! There were 50 colleges and universities in attendance and approximately 350-400 students came to consider which school would be best for them. We […]

Education Committee Update – September 2016

This year there were 79 applications for Outstanding Young Adult. The committee chose the top 18 students (6 from each high school) to be recognized at the monthly Chamber luncheons. These 18 students are eligible to apply for the $1000.00 scholarship sponsored by Community Credit Union and Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. Plans were discussed for […]

Chamber Trip to Peru: Information Session

Information Session: December 8, 2016 Join the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and the Titusville Chamber as we explore Peru, February 10 – 17, 2017. We visit Lima (3 nights) and Cuzco (4 nights) and tour Machu Picchu. Optional day trips and itinerary extensions are available.  Cost is $2,190 (per person twin shared) and includes: roundtrip airfare out of Orlando International […]

Titusville Chamber Honors the 2016-2017 Outstanding Young Adults

The Outstanding Young Adult program is sponsored by Community Credit Union and Jess Parrish Medical Foundation. Each year 6 seniors from each Titusville area high school is awarded a certificate of accomplishment.  Those eighteen students then compete in an essay contest for a monetary prize to be used for educational purposes. Announcing the 2016-17 Outstanding […]

Space Budgets, Policy, Missions, Benefits, International Updates

Asteroid Redirect Mission:  NASA provides update on Asteroid Redirect Mission  While the U.S. Congress doubts the value of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission, some policymakers and planners remain steadfast to the contributions it could make to human deep space exploration, science and fending off near-Earth asteroids with the potential to impact the Earth. ARM would visit […]

Commercial Space Transportation

ISS Resupply:  Company sets October launch date to resupply space station  NASA and Orbital ATK have set Oct. 9-13 as the launch period for the Dulles, Va.-based company’s next NASA-contracted re-supply mission to the InternationalSpace Station. The mission will mark Orbital ATK’s return to NASA’s Wallops Island Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore as a launch site. […]

Orion and Space Launch System

Orion Heat Shield at KSC:  Orion heat shield arrives at Kennedy Space Center The heat shield for the late 2018 test flight of NASA’s Orion crew exploration capsule is now at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center launch site for integration. The upcoming uncrewed test flight, Exploration Mission-1, will send Orion around the moon and back to Earth […]

International Space Station

Tool Competition for ISS:  Design a 3-D Printed Tool for Astronauts to Use Aboard the Space Station  The ISS Design Challenge, sponsored by Mouser Electronics, offers an opportunity for college students to suggest tools for International Space Station astronauts. Top concepts could be manufactured with 3-D printing hardware aboard the six person orbiting science laboratory. […]