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

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

SpaceX Starship Update

Sep 29, 2019
SpaceX

It was 11 years ago that SpaceX launched its first successful mission. CEO Elon Musk took the opportunity this past weekend to provide an update on SpaceX’s futuristic rocket known as Starship. The spacecraft is being designed for crewed flights to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Within a month or two, Musk says a prototype of the Starship spacecraft — without anyone aboard — will blast off to an altitude of 12 miles, then return to the ground in one piece. And an orbital test flight of a refined Starship prototype could come in less than six months.

Space Coast Pride presents PrideFest 2019—a celebration of Brevard’s LBGTQ+ community, taking place in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. 

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