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Offering Commercial Space Degree

Manufacturing Group | February 14, 2013

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University hopes to begin offering the nation's first ever bachelor's degree in Commercial Space Operations this fall.

During the 16th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, official from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University announced plans to launch the nation's first ever bachelor's degree in Commercial Space Operations.

According to cfnews13, the new degree program would be offered at Embry-Riddle's campus in Volusia County. The program will supply the commercial spaceflight industry with skilled graduates in the areas of space policy, operations, regulation and certification, as well as space flight safety, and space program training, management and planning.

"As a leading innovator and service provider within the aerospace industry, Embry-Riddle is committed to building an academic program that supports the emerging needs of commercial space enterprise," Richard H. Heist, chancellor of Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus. "This first-of-its-kind degree program would continue to solidify our students’ spot at the forefront of an industry that is sure to grow for decades to come."

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