The Space Coast has come a long way since the days when the first unmanned rockets lifted off from the Cape. Forty-nine years ago this month, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon and take a “giant leap for mankind.” Today, the target is much further away. In this issue, we take a look at how today’s space pioneers plan to get human beings to Mars.
The first astronauts would be amazed at how space exploration has evolved, but they probably wouldn’t be surprised. That’s because they were visionaries, and they believed in the mission with unwavering faith.
We have that in common with them. A new team will be leading i4 Business starting with the August issue, proudly carrying on the vision that was started five years ago under the leadership of CEO Jeff Piersall, President Eric Wright, Chairman Joseph Duda, and Vice President of Business Development Cherise Czaban. This shared issue between sister publications i4 Business and SpaceCoast Business represents a meeting of the minds as we all embark on a new era as two separate business entities.
We want to thank the team that has brought i4 Business this far and will continue on with SpaceCoast Business. Like the pioneers of the original space program from the 1960s, the SCB Marketing staff has taken the Central Florida business community to new territories. We appreciate the contributions of each of them: Jack Roth, Nevin Flinchbaugh and Jason Hook in editorial and the business team of Lori Reader, Cindy Kane, Tracy Conner, Corbin Williams and Alyssa Anelli.
We’re also pleased to introduce the team that will help take i4 Business into the future: Publisher and CEO Cherise Czaban, Editor-in-Chief Diane Sears and Director of Encouragement Donna Duda, along with Meaghan Branham, Elyssa Coultas, Tanya Mutton, Julie Fletcher, Susan Howard and a new advisory board.
Who knows where the next five years will take us? We look forward to sharing the journey with you. ◆