Sophisticated systems for research and development centered in Orlando with the new U.S. Naval Training Device Center discussed in this January 31, 1965 Orlando Sentinel article, pt. 1, “All’s Well! Navy Center Sets Orlando Course”.
Excerpt: “I think we can attract people from almost any place in the country to Orlando,” says Capt. John K. Sloatman Jr., commanding officer and director of the center. “The real requirements to attract a young scientist include attractive living area, reasonable cost of living, advanced educational facilities and a pleasant working environment. You can get them from Cal Tech if you can give them these things….”
“The Cape has brought in a lot of industries we use: Electronic groups and small technical industries that do subcontract work for the Cape and Martin….”
“The educational needs of the Cape are identical with ours,” he continued in answer to questions about the proposed East Central Florida Space University, “so anything that serves the needs of the Cape employees in the post-graduate area would meet our needs, too.”
The GENESYS and FICUS programs will also be beneficial to the center, he predicted.