and Seminole counties team with UCF/IST on new
In a unique partnership
between UCF and Orange and Seminole counties, fire fighters from
both counties operate out of Central Florida’s newest fire
station, located on the University of Central Florida campus. The
fire rescue station opened in late summer. An adjacent high-tech
training center, administered by the Institute for Simulation
& Training (IST), began operation in October.
The facilities are at the intersection of McCulloch Road—UCF’s northern boundary and the dividing line between Orange and Seminole counties—and Orion Boulevard.
Staffed by both counties, the fire/rescue station answers emergency calls to campus and surrounding areas.
director selected to lead institute into next century
McBride comes to IST from the Office of Naval Research where he
was Research Program Officer, Aviation Medicine and Human
Performance Program, Medical Science & Technology Division
Office of Naval Research. He was responsible for programs adding
up to $30 million annually.
Following the conferment
of his first Ph.D., in experimental psychology and learning theory
from the University of Georgia, Dr. McBride completed Navy Flight
Surgeon School and Navy basic flight training. He subsequently was
designated a Naval Aerospace Experimental Psychologist and served at five Navy laboratories, principally in human performance research and development and flight test of tactical aircraft and systems. He graduated from the Navy flight test engineering training program and was selected by the Navy as a NASA astronaut candidate. He also served as science advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (C4I).
Spaceport Team develops models for future generation shuttle
NASA began the Vision Spaceport
Project at Kennedy Space Center to help create reliable and
affordable access to space.
The project is a five-year partnership formed to
evaluate concepts for a new spaceport facility. It combines the
expertise and resources of IST, NASA (Kennedy Space Center and
Ames Research Center) and industry (Boeing, Lockheed Martin,
Command and Control Technologies, Science Applications
International Corporation and Quantum Technologies Services
Coming up with real-world,
bottom line figures for a future spaceport whose space vehicles do not yet exist is no small task. Literally thousands of variables need to be considered.
The best solutions will combine initial investment, cost of annual operation, cost per pound to launch a vehicle, cost per flight, number of flights per year...