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• The former Ocala mayor and his wife, who also tested positive, have been in quarantine since the onset of symptoms. But in the days before that, Curry was at public events without a mask. Read More »
• Republican Congressman Mike Waltz has been focusing a lot on space. Two of his House committees are working on budgets affecting both the military and civilian side of the industry. One committee helped move a National Defense Authorization Act which expands the newly created U.S. Space Force and the other committee is laying the groundwork for NASA’s next budget. Waltz represents Florida’s 6th congressional district. 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne spoke with Waltz about the space budgets, and the growing need for more space-based defenses. Interview highlightsOn U.S. space defense policy: I think we really fell behind in some ways with sequestration, which were which were the kind of across the board budget cuts. I think frankly, not to … Read More »
• Governor Ron DeSantis nominated eight Florida communities to compete for the Air Force’s Space Command headquarters. Cities and counties across the country are vying to host a new combatant command group called Space Command which streamlines space-based technology and defenses across the military. Hosting Space Command will bring more than 1,000 military personnel jobs to the area as well as defense contract opportunities. In Florida, Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, along with the cities of Jacksonville and Pensacola, all submitted nomination letters to the Air Force. Now, the Air Force will send additional questionnaires to the applicants. The agency plans to make a recommendation to the president next year. Space Command is different from the U.S. Space … Read More »