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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails Innovative National Space Transportation Policy

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the White House released the highly anticipated National Space Transportation Policy to guide the government’s use of space. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the clear vision of this Policy, which includes strong continued support for the use of competitive commercial space services.

The Policy emphasizes the importance of America’s leadership in space for exploration, scientific research, and national security purposes. The Policy urges the use of commercial services wherever available and reiterates its commitment to “encouraging and facilitating a viable, healthy, and competitive U.S. commercial space transportation industry.”

“The commercial space industry has shown its capacity to be a strong partner to government programs in utilization and exploration of space,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “We appreciate this clear delineation of policy in favor of supporting American industry, creating the most effective and efficient space program possible and ensuring the nation retains its leadership and competitiveness in space. We are grateful for the Obama Administration’s support for the commercial space sector and look forward to many joint successes to come.”

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 Sirisha Bandla at sirisha@commercialspaceflight.org or at 202.347.1418.