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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 […]

Categories: Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Policy, Press Releases
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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 […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, Policy
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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 […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, NASA, Policy
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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 […]

Categories: Commercial Spaceflight Federation, NASA, Policy, Press Releases
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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends New Mexico for Passage of Key Liability Legislation

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends New Mexico for Passage of Key Liability Legislation

On Saturday, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson signed into law the “New Mexico Space Flight Informed Consent Act,” following similar legislation already passed in Virginia and Florida. The legislation marks a key step towards commercial operations of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo at the New Mexico spaceport. Recognizing that commercial suborbital spaceflight is a developing industry, the […]

Categories: Milestones, Policy, Spaceports
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Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Commercial Spaceflight, Obama’s New NASA Plan

Gov. Bill Richardson Endorses Commercial Spaceflight, Obama’s New NASA Plan

Hailing President Obama’s new plan for NASA, Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) published an op-ed today praising the President’s plan for “creating thousands of new high-tech jobs and helping America retain its leadership role in science and technology.” In a piece titled “Commercial Spaceflight: Creating 21st Century Jobs” in the Huffington Post, Governor Richardson states, […]

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Newt Gingrich and Bob Walker Endorse Obama’s New NASA Plan, Urge Bipartisan Support

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former House Science and Technology Committee Chairman Robert S. Walker have published an op-ed stating, “The Obama administration’s budget for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration deserves strong approval from Republicans. The 2011 spending plan for the space agency does what is obvious to anyone who cares […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, NASA, Policy
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CSF Welcomes New NASA Human Spaceflight Plan, Congratulates Commercial Crew Development Winners

Washington, D.C., February 1, 2010 – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes the decision today by President Barack Obama to place U.S. human spaceflight on a new trajectory with major investments in technology, science, exploration, and commercial spaceflight. As part of this plan, NASA’s new competitive commercial crew initiative will invest $6 billion over five years […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, NASA, Policy, Press Releases
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CSF Statement on NASA’s Anticipated Announcement of a $6 Billion Commercial Crew Program and NASA Budget Increase

CSF Statement on NASA’s Anticipated Announcement of a $6 Billion Commercial Crew Program and NASA Budget Increase

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is issuing the following statement applauding NASA’s anticipated announcement of a $6 billion competitive, commercial crew program and welcoming the President’s show of support for NASA with his significant planned increase for NASA’s overall budget: Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation: “NASA investment in the commercial […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Milestones, NASA, Policy
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