About NSCFL

Headquartered on Florida’s Space Coast, the National Space Club Florida Committee (NSCFL) is a non-profit corporation composed of passionate individuals representing industry, government, the Department of Defense, regional educational institutions, and the public. These individuals share the same mission; increase public awareness of America’s aerospace programs.

With goals to promote awareness of the space program, sponsor educational initiatives, and recognize achievements by those inspiring individuals who have made impactful contributions to the space program in Florida, the NSCFL welcomes all of those who have a passion for the aerospace industry.

We work towards our goals by hosting a number of events each year that include topical luncheons, networking socials, a major evening event each October, and our annual signature event in April; the black-tie Kurt Debus Award Dinner.

The NSCFL is one of two regional committees of the National Space Club and Foundation in Washington D.C. with the other located in Huntsville, AL.

The NSCFL shares the same objectives that have guided the National Space Club and Foundation in Washington, D.C. since it was formed in 1958:

  • Promote America’s space leadership through conferences and other literary and educational means.
  • Stimulate the advancement of civilian and military applications of rocketry and astronautics and related technologies for the benefit of all mankind.
  • Bring together persons from the federal government, industry, educational institutions, the press and other walks of life for the exchange of information on rocketry and astronautics, and through them to inform the public at large.
  • Provide suitable recognition and do honor to organizations and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of rocketry and astronautics.

NSCFL Leadership

The NSCFL is managed by a Board of Directors made up of key leaders representing the Florida space community. Board members are elected by the membership to four-year terms, while the executive officers serve one-year terms. These elections take place at our Annual Meeting during the September luncheon, and all terms officially begin Oct. 1.

2018-2019 Roster of Officers and Board Members:

Chairperson
Pedro Medelius

Vice Chairperson
Peter Montgomery

Treasurer
Tara Miller

Secretary
Jim Niemes

Thad Altman

Jim Banke

Kevin Brown

Pat Carr

Roz Clark

Karan Conklin

Pat Cuyno

Eddie Ellegood

Butch Gardner

Justin Gilman

Steve Griffin

Jeff Hartnett

Clinton Hatcher

George Hauer

Scott Henderson

Tom Hendricksen

Gordy Houser

Dick Jolley

Tom Keller

Tina Leighty

Jim McCarthy

Tara Miller

Jerry Moyer

Ricardo Navarro

Tom Niemeyer

Mark Patton

Lee Pollard

Therrin Protze

Dave Rueh

Rob Salonen

Carrie Solomon

Patty Stratton

Tony Taliancich

Greg Weiner

Don White

Clinton Plaisted

Dale Ketcham

Liaison

Cheryl Hurst/NASA

Thomas Eye/AF

Emeritus Board Members

Dick Beagley

Ernie Briel

Larry Clark

George English

Jerry Jamison

Dr. Mary Kalen Romjue

Jim Kennedy

Adrian Laffitte

Dick Lyon

Joann Morgan

Bob Sieck

Lee Solid

Roy Tharpe

Honorary Board Members

Frank DiBello

Patrick Gavin