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- inspiring young people to pursue science & engineering
October 31, 2014
Washington D.C. – Today, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites encountered a tragic in-flight anomaly resulting in the death of the pilot and injuring a second. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families of those affected and offer our ... More »
October 28, 2014
Washington D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation commends the hard work of the entire Orbital Sciences and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport teams in preparation for today’s launch of an Antares rocket carrying their Cygnus spacecraft. The Antares rocket incurred an anomaly shortly after liftoff, however ... More »
October 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Paragon Space Development Corporation® and its StratEx team, on Alan Eustace’s historic supersonic dive at 135,908 feet from a high-altitude balloon. During the October 24 StratEx jump over Roswell, New Mexico, Eustace set U.S. records for highest ... 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