Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates the Midland Development Corporation and Sierra Nevada Corporation on the successful completion of the Dream Chaser Spacecraft Compatible Landing Site Designation and applauds the continued economic development in Midland, Texas.
“We are thrilled about the marriage of these two CSF member companies as it demonstrates the continued cooperation, development and advancement of our industry.” stated Eric Stallmer, President of CSF.
An event was held today at the Midland International Air & Space Port, marking the announcement from Sierra Nevada Corporation.“Midland is already an FAA-licensed spaceport, making pursuit of Dream Chaser landing opportunities a logical next step,” said John Roth, vice president of Business Development and Strategy for SNC’s Space Systems. “We entered into an agreement to begin working on the Landing Site Designation earlier this year and are pleased to have successfully progressed in the process. Midland is now considered a compatible landing site for Dream Chaser commercial missions.”
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.