More Great Jobs News for the Space Coast of Florida

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waves Realty BK3246853

We have had a really nice string of great job news here on the Space Coast over the past year or so. What even makes the news better is that the jobs that continue to be announced are good high paying jobs for skilled workers who may have formally worked at NASA or the Kennedy Space Center.

The latest press conference (and I think one of the most exciting) was the XCOR Aerospace announcement that they would be coming to the Space Coast and bringing 150 new jobs with them! XCOR intends to use the old shuttle landing strip for up to four flights a day when the aircraft becomes operational around 2014.

Here is what I love about this project: This has the potential to be a true tourist space experience. The idea is to get the four flights per day operational and at some point you and I can take a trip into space!!! The 150 jobs will not only be to run the systems but also to build and assemble the aircraft here in Brevard County. The craft itself looks a bit like a Space Shuttle.

Right now the Lynx spacecraft is a small re-usable two passanger vehicle that will have a specific pre-determined flight profile (see below)...though I hope they will build larger vehicles as time goes on (all here on the Space Coast!). The price will obviously not be cheap (at least at first).

Locals are really excited about the prospect of the Space Coast getting a big boost in tourism from those of us who once dreamed of one day growing up and becoming an Astronaut. While I will likely never work for NASA and come out of a tunnel to board the next generation rocket that will take me to Mars or beyond....maybe I can head into space and look back at the Earth through a little window!

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Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         



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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Jeffrey, these jobs, and all the spin-offs created will be great for the community

Aug 24, 2012 02:41 AM #1
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think the spin-off jobs that occur or are saved by the tourist dollars are the real strength of KSC jobs.

Aug 24, 2012 02:45 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Jeffrey -- this is great news on the jobs front and visitors to the Space Coast of Florida too!   This kind of news is underreported.

Aug 24, 2012 04:15 AM #3
Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL


What great news for the Space Coast of Florida.  This type of news should nicely translate into a stronger real estate market.


Aug 25, 2012 03:03 PM #4
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sure sounds like a WIN WIN for Space Coast of Florida, and always fun to see what they offer as far as tourism!

Aug 25, 2012 11:50 PM #5
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