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Statement Regarding the Loss of Patti Grace Smith

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 of Commercial Space Transportation, she ensured safety within the industry […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Bigelow Aerospace, NASA, and Partners on Successful Deployment of BEAM Module

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, delivered to International Space Station in April onboard a SpaceX […]

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CSF Applauds Kilmer, Bridenstine Efforts to Secure Full Funding for FAA AST

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 million. Building on efforts led by Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), […]

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Rep. Derek Kilmer Vows Continued Support for Commercial Spaceflight Industry at CSF Event

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation hosted its second in a series of Executive Leadership Forums, an open dialogue for policymakers, industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss key issues and opportunities in the commercial spaceflight industry. Friday’s keynote speaker, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) said that, “The commercial space industry is fueling growth today. It’s […]

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CSF Welcomes AECOM

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation continues to grow its membership, announcing today the addition of a new associate member, AECOM. AECOM is built to deliver a better world; they are the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine. They design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, […]

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CSF Congratulates SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace on Successful Launch of BEAM to ISS, and SpaceX on Drone Ship Landing

On Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX successfully launched its eighth Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) via its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon is carrying 7,000 pounds of supplies, hardware, scientific research, and technology payloads to the ISS and its crew, including the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). BEAM […]

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SARG Congratulates Blue Origin and Payload Partners on Inaugural Suborbital Research Flight

Washington, DC- The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) and its Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) congratulates Blue Origin and all of their payload partners on the successful suborbital research flight it carried out on April 2nd. On this flight, Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle carried a number of university and private research institute scientific payloads, further […]

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CSF Welcomes DigitalGlobe, NanoRacks, and Two New Board Members

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation continues to grow its membership, announcing today the addition of new associate members — DigitalGlobe and NanoRacks. DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services sourced from its own advanced satellite constellation and third-party providers. NanoRacks forged the commercial pathway to the International Space […]

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Champions Commercial Spaceflight Industry in Keynote for CSF Inaugural Executive Leadership Forum

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation today hosted its first Executive Leadership Forum, an open dialogue for policymakers, industry leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss key issues and opportunities in the commercial spaceflight industry. Today’s keynote speaker, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), told the group that, “The commercial space industry holds enormous potential both […]

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CSF Joins World View in Welcoming Former Astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has named retired NASA astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot for current robotic flight operations and upcoming human spaceflights. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a CSF Research and Education Affiliate, Garan will be responsible for the safety of all flight operations. “It’s exciting to watch our industry […]

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