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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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Dr. Steven Collicott and Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Named Chairman and Vice-Chair of SARG

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Steven Collicott has been named the new chair of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) following Dr. Alan Stern, who has stepped down after the completion of his term as the founding chairman. In addition, Dr. Makenzie Lystrup has been named vice-chair of the committee. Dr. Collicott is an experimentalist in […]

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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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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Announces New Members

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation announced today that several companies have joined the organization. “Interest and activity in commercial spaceflight continue to blossom at both traditional and new space companies,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “It is very satisfying to see the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s membership expand to include such a preponderance of […]

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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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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds the Passage of ITAR Reform Provision

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation celebrates the House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act conference report yesterday with an amendment that will give the President the authority to remove satellites and related technologies from the U.S. Munitions List (USML), a significant step that strengthens American industries and preserves our national security. The […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Named Vice-Chair of FAA Advisory Panel

Washington D.C. – On Monday, November 19, the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation announced that Michael Lopez-Alegria, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation would be the vice-chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). COMSTAC provides information, advice and recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration on all matters related to U.S. […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul to SARG

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes Dr. Anna-Lisa Paul from the University of Florida to the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG). Dr. Paul has an extensive background in molecular genetics with a specific interest in the applications of space-based research to study adaptive responses in an environment that is outside of the subject’s […]

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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 Welcomes Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new Associate Members: Arizona State University, Near Space Corporation, and Qwaltec. “The private spaceflight sector continues to expand, and it is evidence with the addition of these three members, each unique in their commitment to the industry,” said Michael Lopez-Alegria, […]

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