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CSF Applauds House’s Bipartisan Passage of the SPACE Act of 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 currently facing the commercial spaceflight industry relating to the Commercial […]

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Flat FAA AST Budget Could Slow Growth for Commercial Space Industry

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 of Transportation. The bill did not approve FAA AST’s $1.5 […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Blue Origin on its Test Flight

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 before a smooth descent of the capsule to the ground. […]

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CSF President Eric Stallmer Reflects on the Five Year Anniversary of President Obama’s Speech at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Colorado Springs, CO – It was only five years ago today that President Barack Obama visited NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and laid out his vision for the future of American space exploration. President Obama spoke of accelerating innovation in the private sector, and five years later, we see the results of that commitment to […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Announces New Members

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is excited to announce the addition of two new Executive members and one Associate member. “The commercial spaceflight industry is innovating and developing at an ever-increasing pace,” stated CSF President Eric Stallmer. “With the recent expansion of membership, our organization continues to grow with industry to represent the […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates World View On Its First Commercial Flight With NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates World View for the successful completion of their first commercial research flight with NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) Flight Opportunities Program. On Sunday, March 8, the high-altitude balloon spaceflight system floated two experiments to the edge of space at 105,000 feet, and joined an impressive group […]

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CSF President Eric Stallmer Written Testimony From “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness”

Washington, D.C. – Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric W. Stallmer testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space, and Competitiveness hearing titled, “U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness” yesterday. “Since the dawn of the space program, cooperation between government and the private sector has been critical to our tremendous accomplishments in space,” stated Stallmer in his […]

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President’s FY16 Budget Builds on Success of Commercial Partnerships

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the proposals within NASA’s FY 2016 budget request that will enable NASA’s public-private partnerships to advance U.S. exploration in low-Earth orbit and beyond. The budget provides $1.24 billion for the Commercial Crew Program, $231 million for Advanced Exploration Systems (AES), and $15 million for Space Technology’s Flight […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Paragon on Historic StratEx Program

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Paragon Space Development Corporation® and its StratEx team, on Alan Eustace’s historic supersonic dive at 135,908 feet from a high-altitude balloon. During the October 24 StratEx jump over Roswell, New Mexico, Eustace set U.S. records for highest skydive and fastest vertical speed, along with a new world […]

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Tommy Sanford Named Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Tommy Sanford has been named as its Director. Sanford will join the CSF staff on October 1 and, among other duties, will be responsible for government affairs for the organization under incoming CSF President Eric Stallmer. Sanford has extensive experience in the aerospace […]

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