CSF PRESS RELEASE
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Raytheon Company has joined the Federation as an Associate Member, having received unanimous approval by the Board of Directors.
â€œWe are pleased and excited to become one of the newest members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation,â€ said Garnett R. Stowe, Vice President of National Intelligence Programs and Space for Raytheon. â€œCommercial spaceflight is a growth area for the space sector and Raytheon is proud to offer our support. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and its member companies.â€
Mark Sirangelo, Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems Chairman, commented, â€œThe member companies of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation are proud to welcome Raytheon as a new Associate Member. As we look ahead to the future of spaceflight, we are excited to begin working with Raytheon to further the Federationâ€™s goals of promoting the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursuing ever higher levels of safety, and sharing best practices and expertise throughout the industry.â€
Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, added, â€œThese next few months and years will be especially critical for the growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. As a provider of proven space-qualified systems and components, Raytheon has been involved in every orbital human spaceflight vehicle developed by the United States since the Mercury capsule. We are excited that Raytheon will be bringing its expertise to the Federation and our members.â€