The trade association of a new, high-tech
industry that is:
- creating thousands of high-tech jobs
- driven by over $1.5 billion of investment
- preserving US leadership in aerospace technology
- inspiring young people to pursue science & engineering
May 21, 2015
Washington D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (SPACE Act of 2015) by a large bipartisan majority, 284-133. Among other things, the SPACE Act of 2015 addresses many of the major policy issues ... More »
May 1, 2015
Washington, D.C. – This week the House Appropriations’ Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee passed their Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 spending bill. The legislation includes funding for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), which is a part of the Department ... More »
April 30, 2015
Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Blue Origin on its first developmental test flight of its suborbital spacecraft yesterday. Blue’s New Shepard spacecraft, powered by their liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen BE-3 engine achieved Mach 3 to reach a planned altitude of 307,000 feet ... 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