The industry association of companies seeking to make commercial human spaceflight a reality has rolled out a new website and a new name. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, previously known as the Personal Spaceflight Federation, instituted the changes after a review of the organizationâ€™s messaging by industry leaders at a recent board meeting.
The emphasis on commercial spaceflight recognizes the diverse business activities of the commercial human spaceflight industry, according to Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF). â€œThere are so many uses for commercial access to space,â€ said Alexander, â€œand we want to emphasize the broad cross-section of potential markets for our membersâ€™ products and services.â€
The markets being pursued by commercial spaceflight companies include cargo and crew transportation to the International Space Station, flights of private individuals (so-called â€œspace tourismâ€), science research missions, technology research and development, astronaut training, education and outreach activities, and national security applications.
â€œEven in this tough economic climate the commercial spaceflight industry is still growing and creating high-tech jobs â€“ a lot of that comes from a new realization of how broadly these capabilities can be used,â€ said CSF Executive Director John Gedmark.
â€œOur companies are on the forefront of major innovation, and through our new website people will be hearing much more about that in the months to come. Weâ€™re looking forward to a steady stream of exciting developments in the commercial spaceflight sector in these critical next few years.â€
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. CSF member organizations include commercial spaceflight
developers, operators, and spaceports. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is governed by a board of directors, composed of the member companiesâ€™ CEO-level officers and entrepreneurs.
For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Executive Director John Gedmark at 202.349.1121.