Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes New Members And Leadership

September 23, 2015 – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomed several new member companies at its Executive Board meeting this week, expanding its membership to more than 60 companies.

Spaceport Camden of Camden County, Georgia joined CSF as an Executive Member. Steve Howard, Spaceport Camden project leader, will represent his organization on the CSF Board of Directors. “CSF’s mission strategically aligns with Camden’s goals, and we are pleased to join other industry leaders as part of this organization,” Howard said.

Also joining as CSF Associate Members are Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI), Kimberly-Horn & Associates, MLA Space, Made in Space and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). Space Adventures will be renewing its commitment to CSF as an Associate Member.

Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, was reelected as the CSF chairman. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute and Jeff Greason of XCOR were elected to serve as officers of the board. At the meeting, CSF thanked Mark Sirangelo of the Sierra Nevada Corporation and Rob Meyerson of Blue Origin for their commitment to the organization as previous board members.

“The commercial spaceflight industry continues to strive and grow as witnessed by CSF’s expanding membership and the overwhelming commitment to the organization,” said CSF President Eric Stallmer said. “We are grateful for the continued leadership from the CSF Board and our members and look forward to the exciting year ahead.”

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. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.