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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports Increased Budget for Commercial Crew Program

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Appropriations Committee has released details of its draft Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that provides $525 million for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program for the 2013 Fiscal Year, an increase from the $406 million provided in the final bill last year. The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science draft […]

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Senators Hutchison and Nelson Celebrate Exciting New Plans for America’s Space Program

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) authored an op-ed published on Monday about NASA’s exciting future and the importance of supporting an innovative U.S. space program. In the article, they championed three priorities, including, “partnering with private space companies on new vehicles to transport astronauts and cargo to the International Space […]

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Astronauts, Researchers, Educators and Industry Leaders Show Support for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program in Letter to Congress

Washington, D.C: Former Astronauts, researchers, educators and industry leaders have expressed support for the Commercial Crew Program in a response to a letter written by several Members of Congress to White House Science Advisor John Holdren last week. Earlier this week, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation mistakenly released an early draft of a letter on this issue, […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports Letter on NASA Space Technology Funding

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports Letter on NASA Space Technology Funding

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to support a letter on NASA Space Technology funding, signed by 45 companies, nonprofits, and research universities, which was delivered to Congress last week. The letter states, “The Space Technology program is a critical investment in NASA’s future, our nation’s future in space, and America’s technology […]

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More Than 50 Astronauts, Scientists, Educators, and Industry Leaders Urge Congress to Fully Fund Commercial Crew

More Than 50 Astronauts, Scientists, Educators, and Industry Leaders Urge Congress to Fully Fund Commercial Crew

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes the support of more than 50 former NASA astronauts, scientists, educators, and industry CEOs and leaders who sent a letter to Congress yesterday urging full funding of the Commercial Crew Program as critical to America’s leadership in space. The letter states, “We are writing to urge you […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes Newly Released National Space Policy

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes Newly Released National Space Policy

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes President Obama’s new National Space Policy, which underscores the importance of commercial spaceflight for American economic growth and leadership in space. Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, stated, “The National Space Policy reinforces the President’s new plan for NASA, particularly the use of commercial providers […]

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Masten Space Systems Achieves First-Ever VTVL Midair Engine Relight Milestone on Path to Space

Masten Space Systems Achieves First-Ever VTVL Midair Engine Relight Milestone on Path to Space

Masten Space Systems, based at the Mojave Spaceport in California, demonstrated yesterday the ability to successfully relight the engine of a VTVL (vertical-takeoff vertical-landing) vehicle in midair. This marks the first-ever midair relight for any VTVL rocket-powered vehicle. “We’re extremely excited and very proud to announce that we now have in-air re-light capability,” stated CEO […]

Categories: Historical, Milestones, Policy, Suborbital Research, Suborbital Spaceflight
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Detailed Version of Tauri Group’s Independent Commercial Spaceflight Jobs Study Available for Download

Detailed Version of Tauri Group’s Independent Commercial Spaceflight Jobs Study Available for Download

A study by the Tauri Group, an independent analytic consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va., revealed in April that the new NASA Commercial Crew and Cargo Program funding in the President’s FY2011 Budget Request will result in an average of 11,800 direct jobs per year over the next five years, nationwide.   To access Tauri […]

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Senators Warner, Brownback, and Rockefeller Register Support for Commercial Spaceflight In NASA Hearing Today

Senators Warner, Brownback, and Rockefeller Register Support for Commercial Spaceflight In NASA Hearing Today

Adding new voices to the debate over NASA’s future, Senator Rockefeller (D-W.V.), Senator Warner (D-Virginia), and Senator Brownback (R-Kansas) attended today’s Senate Commerce Committee hearing and registered supportive comments concerning the commercial space industry. Senator Rockefeller (Committee Chairman) stated, “The American people deserve the most from their space program. NASA’s role cannot stay static. The […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails President’s Space Plan As Creating “More Spacecraft, More Astronaut Flights, and More Jobs”

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails President’s Space Plan As Creating “More Spacecraft, More Astronaut Flights, and More Jobs”

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the association of companies working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality, to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and to inspire young people to pursue careers in science and engineering, strongly endorsed President Obama’s space vision today. The President’s plan increases NASA’s budget by $6 […]

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