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CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch from Kennedy Space Center


For Immediate Release: Saturday, May 30, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications,, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Statement on Historic SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch from Kennedy Space Center

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released a statement today following the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 manned rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida. The launch marks the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth's orbit.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Today’s successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket marks a historic moment in the history of our country and the great state of Florida. This launch not only highlights the vast knowledge, ingenuity, and bravery of our nation’s scientists, engineers, and astronauts but it underscores the awesome technological innovations made possible right here in the Sunshine State. We’re living in unprecedented times and this launch shows that Florida is safely open for business and we are ready to relaunch our economy.

“I thank the team at NASA and SpaceX for their hard work while we are facing a pandemic. I believe this launch will provide our state and nation with hope that great things are possible, and our future is incredibly bright.”


About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).