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- driven by over $1.5 billion of investment
- preserving US leadership in aerospace technology
- inspiring young people to pursue science & engineering
CSF President Eric Stallmer Reflects on the Five Year Anniversary of President Obama’s Speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
April 15, 2015
Colorado Springs, CO – It was only five years ago today that President Barack Obama visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and laid out his vision for the future of American space exploration. President Obama spoke of accelerating innovation in the private sector, and five ... More »
March 12, 2015
Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is excited to announce the addition of two new Executive members and one Associate member. “The commercial spaceflight industry is innovating and developing at an ever-increasing pace,” stated CSF President Eric Stallmer. “With the recent expansion of membership, ... More »
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates World View On Its First Commercial Flight With NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program
March 10, 2015
Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates World View for the successful completion of their first commercial research flight with NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) Flight Opportunities Program. On Sunday, March 8, the high-altitude balloon spaceflight system floated two experiments to the edge ... More »
In The News
Private space: Don’t overreact to recent mishaps November 8 via Florida Today
Two high-profile mishaps involving private spacecraft last week have sparked new debate about whether the government should increase its oversight and regulation of a fledgling industry tackling complicated, risky ventures. Eric Stallmer, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, said the private space industry remains a safely run sector. He called the two accidents in the space of three days "a terrible coincidence," and said he can't think of any new rule or additional oversight that would have prevented either mishap. Full article.
Twin Failures Draw Attention To Regulator’s Limited Resources November 7 via Space News
The low-profile approach that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office had taken to two launch accidents in less than a week has won praise from industry, but some worry the concurrent investigations may be putting a strain on the small office. Full article.
Private space official: No “knee-jerk” reactions to accidents yet November 4 via Houston Chronicle
Eric Stallmer, the new president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, weighs in on the talk of new regulations in the wake of accidents at Wallops Island and the Mojave Spaceport in the Houston Chronicle. Full article.
New at the top: Eric Stallmer is new Commercial Spaceflight Federation chief September 7 via Washington Post
The Washington Post profiles new Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric Stallmer, discussing his background and the path that led him to CSF. Full article