Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Jacobs Technology, a division of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., has joined the Federation as an Associate Member, having received unanimous approval by the organization’s Board of Directors.
Mark Sirangelo, Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, commented, “On behalf of the member companies of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, we are proud to welcome Jacobs as an Associate Member. We look forward to working with Jacobs to further our organization’s goals of promoting the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursuing ever higher levels of safety, and sharing best practices and expertise throughout the industry.”
Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, added, “Jacobs has a solid reputation and technical expertise in human spaceflight. As a valued member of the NASA team, Jacobs will help build the partnership between NASA and industry to develop commercial human spaceflight capabilities that are safe, reliable and cost effective, meeting both NASA’s needs and opening human spaceflight to non-government activities.”
“Commercial human spaceflight is an exciting, rapidly emerging industry, one in which we want to engage and joining the Commercial Spaceflight Federation presents a great opportunity for us to do so,” said Lon Miller, Jacobs’ sponsor for NASA Programs and General Manager of JSC’s Engineering and Science Contract Group (ESCG).
Jacobs’ Dr. Joy Kelly, ESCG Deputy General Manager and ESCG lead for Commercial Spaceflight added, “The rise of commercial human spaceflight, both suborbital and orbital, marks a milestone opportunity for the United States and NASA, and we are proud to support these efforts.”
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Executive Director John Gedmark at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202.349.1121.
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