Rick Glasby

Broadcast Journalist

Rick Glasby is a Broadcast Journalist at WFIT.  He reports on developments at the Kennedy Space Center, as well as volunteering during WFIT pledge drives.

Rick’s love of radio began at the campus radio station of a small engineering college in upstate New York.  Drafted for the Viet Nam war, he was fortunate to be sent in the opposite direction to host afternoon drive at “The Rock of East Africa” (an American Forces radio station in Asmara, Ethiopia).  He spent the following 10 years working in commercial radio in suburban New York, Fort Pierce, and Daytona Beach.

Rick transitioned to multimedia production (hey, the money was better than radio), and worked for companies in the Washington, DC area, creating interactive marketing and training programs for private sector and government clients.  Upon his return to Florida, he was thrilled to find listener-supported public radio WFIT (89.5 FM).  He had come home.

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The U.S. entered the space race on this day, 60 years ago. The Explorer 1 satellite was launched on January 31st, 1958. WFIT's Rick Glasby reports from Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX

The giant SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket has been lifted to the vertical position at Kennedy Space Center.  SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the demonstration flight of the world’s most powerful operational launch vehicle will occur before the end of January.  But before then there will be a test firing of the rocket's 27 engines.   The first Falcon Heavy mission will attempt to launch a Tesla electric car into deep space.

Photo Credit: Rick Glasby

The Sonic BAT (sonic boom and atmospheric turbulence) project is collecting audio along the Space Coast with the goal of designing quieter supersonic aircraft.  WFIT's Rick Glasby files this report from the Kennedy Space Center.

Phot: Rick Glasby

NASA and United Launch Alliance are ready to send a new communications satellite into orbit on Friday morning.  The 40-minute launch window opens at 8:03AM.  WFIT's Rick Glasby was out at the launch pad, and filed this report.

Photo Credit: Rick Glasby

SpaceX successfully launched its 12th cargo mission to the International Space Station for NASA.

An unmanned cargo capsule is bringing over 6,000 pounds of crew supplies, hardware, and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory.  Once in orbit the cargo capsule will make a two day journey to meet up with the space station, where it will remain for about a month.  Then it will be re-loaded with cargo, and return for a splashdown in the Pacific off the coast of Baja California.

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