NASA's vision for Kennedy Space Center in the 21st Century is to be the world's premier spaceport for both government and commercial launches, so humanity can work and explore in space. Image source: NASA.

A New Economy

The Space Coast is the epicenter for a new global economy based on access to low Earth orbit.  Medical treatments developed in microgravity have reached the market. Increasingly affordable commercial satellites are launching on new rocket designs.  21st Century next-generation robotic spacecraft are delivering cargo to the International Space Station, and soon will deliver people.

The FSDC fosters this new economy by promoting Florida-based space enterprise through space advocacy, networking and outreach.

About FSDC

The FSDC is a chapter of the National Space Society (NSS), an independent educational non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.

NSS chapters such as the FSDC advocate at the grassroots level by educating the public, elected officials and the private sectors about the economic benefits of commercial space industrialization, research and development.

Our chapter partners with other Space Coast organizations such as Space Florida, the National Space Club Florida Committee and the Center for Advancement of Science in Space to achieve common objectives as part of our shared vision of a spacefaring civilization.

Join Us

Want to be part of the next generation of spaceflight? The FSDC is for you!

We provide a forum for networking and collaboration, including grassroots support for space policy priorities in Tallahassee and Washington aimed at improving Florida's competitiveness as a location for government and commercial space programs.

The FSDC has both individual and corporate memberships. Click here to visit our Membership page. Individual memberships are only $5.00 a year. Corporate memberships are only $50.00 a year, which includes three individual memberships and promotion by FSDC at our sponsored events.

Membership in the National Space Society is not required to join the FSDC, although it's encouraged.

NASA Breaking News


Upcoming Launches

April 18, 2014 3:25 PM EDT
SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-3
CCAFS LC-40

The Falcon 9 will deliver the third Dragon operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station.

May 6, 2014 3:44 - 3:49 PM EDT
Orbital Antares Orb-2
Wallops Pad 0A

The Antares will launch the Cygnus cargo freighter on the second operational flight to the International Space Station.

May 7, 2014 Time TBD
Lockheed Martin Atlas V NROL-33
CCAFS LC-41

The Atlas V will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Visit the SpaceFlightNow.com web site for a complete schedule of launches in Cape Canaveral and around the world.