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World Astronautics, Inc.

World Astronautics, Inc. is Florida's low-cost alternative to space rocket launch service.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Palm Coast, FL, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

World Astronautics, Inc. launches rockets into space, carrying its customers' scientific, educational, and commercial payloads. A recent study by FAA projects a market between 600 million and 1.6 billion dollars over the next ten years for suborbital rocket launch services. Market sectors include space tourism, research, technology demonstration, education, advertising, space burial, and defense.


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    Eric R. Perrell
    Vice President and Chief Engineer

    Perrell is World's Chief Designer and Test Engineer. As a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Dr. Perrell is arguably America's most prolific educator of rocket engineers. He has supervised numerous student teams in design/build/fly projects and winning engineering competition entries. Previous employers include NASA LaRC and USAF Astronautics Lab. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from NCSU.

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    Shirley M. Fedorovich
    President and CEO

    Fedorovich is a graduate of the University of Akron and Rollins College. She has been an Associate Professor in the College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for over 35 years, teaching primarily entrepreneurship and information systems courses. She has been part owner and business manager of a medical business, overseeing finances, human resources and marketing.


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    John Ledgerwood