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This Week to See Key Commercial Spaceflight Regulation Discussions

Washington D.C. – Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria will be speaking at the Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation (CST) Conference Thursday, February 6th at 9:30am. The FAA CST conference will be held February 5-6 and will bring together industry representatives to discuss a number of commercial spaceflight policy questions. Lopez-Alegria is currently vice-chair […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds Passage of Bill Providing Funding for Commercial Programs and Renewal of Government Risk-Sharing

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation thanks the Members of the House of Representatives for the passage of H.R. 3547 today. The bill provides critical funding for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and extends government risk-sharing for U.S. commercial launch companies until December 31, 2016. The previous law that provided this risk-sharing expired on December […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails Innovative National Space Transportation Policy

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the White House released the highly anticipated National Space Transportation Policy to guide the government’s use of space. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the clear vision of this Policy, which includes strong continued support for the use of competitive commercial space services. The Policy emphasizes the importance of America’s leadership in […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports S. 1753 to Extend Government-Industry Risk-Sharing Regime

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly supports S. 1753 to extend government risk-sharing for U.S. commercial launch companies for three years. Current law that provides risk-sharing for these companies is set to expire in less than two months, on December 31, 2013. The bill, introduced by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, […]

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CEO of Mojave Air & Space Port to Testify before House Subcommittee on Space

Washington D.C. – The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Space will hold a hearing on commercial space tomorrow at 10:00 AM ET at the Rayburn House Office Building. Stuart Witt, the CEO and General Manager of the Mojave Air & Space Port, is among the witnesses to testify on the progress […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee NASA Budget

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) applauds the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill approved yesterday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill sends $18.1 billion to NASA for Fiscal Year 2014, including $775 million for the Commercial Crew Program and $670 million for Space Technology, of which $17 million is allocated […]

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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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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Written Testimony from Senate Science and Space Subcommittee Hearing

Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space this morning at a hearing entitled, “Partnerships to Advance the Business of Space.” Wayne Hale, Director of Human Spaceflight at Special Aerospace Services, Patti Grace Smith, an aerospace consultant at Patti Grace Smith […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends the Passage of New Mexico Spaceflight Liability Bill

Washington D.C. – New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law today a bill that will extend liability protections beyond spacecraft operators.  Through informed consent, spaceflight participants are accepting the risks associated with spaceflight. Should they incur any injury while participating in spaceflight activities, this bill will provide the necessary liability protection from lawsuits against […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Celebrates Risk-sharing Renewal

  Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation today thanked Members of Congress for the extension of government risk-sharing for commercial launch companies. A bill to extend the current framework for one year passed the House and Senate in the closing hours of the 112th Congress, and has been sent to the President for signature. The […]

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