Thursday, May 7, 2009

Steve Kohler resigns Space Florida

Space Florida President Steve Kohler has resigned effective Friday. (Hat Tip Flame Trench)

The embattled administrator recently fought off an attempt to half the agency's $4 million budget over a controversy about paying a lobbyist.

Also, Kohler had been criticized by the head of SpaceX, Elon Musk, who complained that Kohler was trying to support a competing launch pad at Cape Canaveral.

"My capacity to serve effectively as president likewise has been damaged," Kohler wrote in a resignation letter to Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp. "Therefore, in order to remove the unfair distraction and enable Space Florida to move forward with complete focus on space in Florida, I am resigning as president effective May 8, 2009."

Resignation Letter

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