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Starfighters Founder Visits ARL

The founder of Starfighters Aerospace, the Kennedy Space Center-based fleet of F-104 aircraft, visited Florida Tech’s Applied Research Lab on March 13.

Capt. Rick Svetkoff met with several faculty and senior staff, who presented their work and highlighted their research interests. Areas of interest include material science and testing, Florida Tech’s FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, and research and development in high-temperature materials and biosensors.

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PHOTO: Florida Tech’s Ed Croy, left, stands with Capt. Rick Svetkoff during Svetkoff’s visit to the university’s Applied Research Lab. 

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