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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on the Passing of Sally Ride, an American Hero

“Sally Ride was a hero and a role model admired by all in the space community, and we are deeply saddened by her passing. She was not only a pioneer in space, but also in inspiring young people to study math, science and engineering. We send our condolences to her family, but take comfort in […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports NASA’s Goal to Achieve Full Utilization of the International Space Station

Washington D.C. – Michael Lopez-Alegria, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, testified Wednesday morning before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space at a hearing entitled “Risks, Opportunities, and Oversight of Commercial Space.” Among the topics discussed at the hearing were risk-sharing, regulation, NASA’s Commercial Crew and the […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Lauds NASA and FAA Partnership and Looks Forward to Continuing Industry and Agency Collaboration

Washington D.C. – NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a teleconference on Monday to discuss their joint commercial human spaceflight vision. In the teleconference, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and FAA acting Administrator Michael Huerta announced that NASA and FAA will be working together closely to ensure that the FAA’s work in regulating commercial […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates SpaceX for the Successful Completion of the COTS Demonstration

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates SpaceX for the completion of its Commercial Orbital Transportation System demonstration with the successful splashdown of the Dragon capsule today. Dragon departed the Station this morning and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, carrying over 1,000lbs of cargo from the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Dragon capsule launched […]

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CSF Commends Sierra Nevada Corporation for the Successful Captive Carry Test of their Dream Chaser Flight Vehicle

Washington D.C. – Today, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced that they had begun their test flights for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program with a successful captive carry test of the full scale Dream Chaser Flight Vehicle in Colorado. “The first full scale test flight of the Dream Chaser is a significant achievement for NASA’s Commercial […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates SpaceX on their Historic Achievement

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates SpaceX and NASA for the successful berthing of the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station today. NASA gave the green light for final approach after Dragon successfully demonstrated approach, pause and abort maneuvers, and other systems performance checks. SpaceX is the first private company in history […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates SpaceX and NASA on the Successful Launch and Orbital Insertion of the Dragon Capsule

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NASA for a successful launch and orbital insertion of the Dragon spacecraft this morning. Dragon was launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, FL and will continue to perform maneuvers and system checks, while maintaining communications at […]

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May 19 Launch Aborted; SpaceX Launch Sequence Works as Designed

Washington D.C. – The May 19 launch of Falcon 9 has been aborted this morning, however the SpaceX launch sequence worked as designed. The Falcon 9 computer examined all the data from the rocket at ignition, and when one engine returned data indicating it was out of line with expectations, the computer automatically aborted the […]

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UPDATE: Press Conference Call to Discuss Industry and NASA Cooperation in Commercial Spaceflight – May 17th, 2:00PM EDT

WASHINGTON D.C.– The Commercial Spaceflight Federation will hold a press conference call on Thursday May 17th, at 2:00PM EDT with CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and XCOR Aerospace CEO Jeff Greason to discuss the state of the emerging commercial spaceflight industry. With the next COTS cargo demonstration flight coming up this […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports Competition in the Commercial Crew Program

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation today released the following statement from Michael Lopez-Alegria: “The funding level provided in the draft Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill produced by the House Appropriations Committee represents a commitment to the Commercial Crew Program that is greatly appreciated by the industry,” said Commercial Spaceflight Federation President and former […]

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