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June 8, 2016
With deepest sadness, we learned of the passing of a dear friend, colleague, and industry advocate on Sunday, June 5th. Patti Grace Smith will be remembered as a dynamic force within the commercial spaceflight industry. During her time as Associate Administrator of the FAA Office ... More »
Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Bigelow Aerospace, NASA, and Partners on Successful Deployment of BEAM Module
May 29, 2016
Washington, D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Bigelow Aerospace and NASA on the successful deployment of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), which on Saturday was expanded to its full volume, berthed to the Tranquility node of the International Space Station. The BEAM module, ... More »
May 26, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the FY 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill from Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) to increase the funding for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) by $1 ... More »
In The News
Eric Stallmer: Commercial space crawling now, soon will walk, run May 17 via The Orlando Sentinel
CSF President Eric Stallmer was interviewed by Orlando Sentinel staff writer Scott Powers. Full article.
Boarding the Commercial Space Bus April 21 via SpaceNews
CSF President Eric Stallmer spoke with SpaceNews senior staff writer Jeff Foust for a SpaceNews Profile. The profile discusses Eric's involvement with CSF and some of the work that the organization is involved in. Full article.
FAA Review a Small Step for Lunar Commercialization Efforts February 6 via SpaceNews
CSF President Eric Stallmer expressed support for the FAA review regarding a lunar habitat proposal by Bigelow Aerospace. Full article.
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