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

Final preparations are underway for Tuesday's launch of an Atlas V rocket and Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station.  WFIT's Rick Glasby reports from the Kennedy Space Center.

SpaceX

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has announced that the company plans on flying two private citizens on a trip around the moon in late 2018.

NASA

SpaceX roared back to life from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday.  WFIT's Rick Glasby reports the mission was memorable for several reasons.

Moon Express

Cape Canaveral company Moon Express got $45-million to fund landing their spacecraft on the moon. And a shot at winning the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

NASA

The NASA CYGNSS satellites were ready for launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.  The mission has been delayed for a second time this week.  The new launch date has yet to be determined.  WFIT's Rick Glasby reports the launch vehicle is a little unusual.

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