WASHINGTON, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is proud to endorse the Spaceport Project Opportunities for Resilient Transportation (SPACEPORT) Act, which Senators Hickenlooper, Cornyn, Lujan, and Wicker introduced today. Space launch infrastructure is critical to the success of the commercial space industry. Space Force officials have made public comments regarding the fact that space launch infrastructure demand is starting to outpace supply. Space launch infrastructure challenges could constrain the growth of the commercial space industry. The United States government is wisely increasing its utilization of commercial space capabilities to protect national security and carry out civil missions. This legislation will help the commercial space sector remain competitive as nations like China seek to rapidly mature their capabilities. CSF thanks Senators Hickenlooper, Cornyn, Lujan, and Wicker for their action on this key issue.
“I applaud Senators Hickenlooper, Cornyn, Lujan, and Wicker for introducing this important legislation, which will help our nation remain competitive internationally as China rapidly matures its space capabilities,” said Karina Drees, CSF President. “This legislation will facilitate continued growth of the commercial space industry, which has economic benefits as well as benefits to the United States government, which relies on commercial space products and services to enhance our national security and carry out civil missions more efficiently.”
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its roughly 90 members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.