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.

Ways to Connect

SpaceX

UPDATE: CREW DRAGON LAUNCH ESCAPE TEST

SpaceX is standing down from Saturday's in-flight Crew Dragon launch escape test attempt due to sustained winds and rough seas in the recovery area. They are now targeting Sunday, January 19 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This test, which does not have NASA astronauts onboard the spacecraft, is intended to demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to reliably carry crew to safety in the unlikely event of an emergency on ascent.

NASA

NASA’s commercial crew program suffered a setback this morning at the Cape. After a successful launch of an uncrewed Boeing Starliner spacecraft, and the separation of the Starliner from the Atlas V launch vehicle, an anomaly occurred. NASA Administer Jim Bridenstine spoke at Kennedy Space Center this morning. He explained what happened:

“So we did have some challenges today. When the spacecraft separated from the launch vehicle, we did not get the orbital insertion burn we were hoping for.” 

Boeing

NASA and Boeing will send a Starliner spacecraft to the International Space Station on an Orbital Test Flight.  The purpose is to certify the craft for a crewed mission early in 2020.  In this video, WFIT's Rick Glasby reports from Kennedy Space Center.

NASA

The next rocket launch from the Space Coast is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4th at 12:51PM.  SpaceX is sending a cargo capsule to the International Space Station for NASA.  This is the 19th flight of the Dragon cargo craft to the ISS.  The supply ship will deliver several tons of equipment, including more than a ton of specimens and hardware for scientific experiments.  Shortly after launch, the Falcon 9 rocket's first stage is expected to attempt a landing on SpaceX's drone ship offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA

Join WFIT's Rick Glasby on a tour of historic launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Update:  Tours of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse and historic launch pads is also available from Canaveral Tours

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