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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statements on House Appropriations Committee NASA Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved their Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that allocates Federal spending for many agencies, including NASA. Unfortunately, the bill reduces funding for two important national priorities—investment in space technology and in commercial space transportation—from NASA’s budget request. “Less funding for the commercial crew program simply equates to […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes New NASA Budget

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomed the strong continued support for commercial spaceflight in NASA’s proposed FY2014 budget. Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria said, “In the latest NASA budget, NASA and the Administration have continued to support a prompt return of American astronauts to the International Space Station on American vehicles. […]

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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on Successful Dragon Capture

“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation commends SpaceX and NASA for Dragon’s successful capture by the astronauts aboard the ISS this morning,” stated CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “In solving the issues facing Dragon post-insertion, the team at SpaceX exhibited the  ingenious engineering tenacity that has become a NASA hallmark, and further demonstrated the industry’s readiness to perform […]

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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on SpaceX CRS-2 Launch

“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates SpaceX and NASA for their successful launch of the Falcon 9 rocket this morning,” stated CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “With  launches like this one, the private sector is delivering on its goal of creating a safe, cost-effective U.S. transportation capability to low Earth orbit, and we should expect to see […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates SpaceX and NASA on their Successful Launch of Dragon

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NASA for their successful launch of the Dragon spacecraft this evening from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Dragon was launched atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket for the first of twelve Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) missions contracted to NASA. Dragon is carrying approximately 1,000 pounds […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates the Mars Science Laboratory Team

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the team of explorers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, industry, and throughout NASA, that has successfully delivered the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) landed on the Martian surface at 1:31AM ET today after launching from Cape Canaveral in November. “Curiosity […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds Winners of Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Competition

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCICap) competition, announced today. This announcement is the latest stage in NASA’s innovative Commercial Crew Program, which is designed to return American astronauts to American space vehicles as soon as possible. “Our congratulations to the winners of […]

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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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