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Coalition for Deep Space Exploration Statement on SpaceX Launch

Press Release From: Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (CDSE) – a broad-based association of companies supporting NASA’s programs in human and scientific exploration of space, space commerce, and the advancement of space technology – congratulates NASA and SpaceX on a successful launch of the Demo-2 test flight with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley today from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 
 
“Congratulations to NASA and SpaceX on the first launch to the International Space Station from U.S. soil in nearly a decade,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, president & CEO of CDSE.  “Together with the forthcoming Starliner launches, as well as NASA’s Artemis program and the development of key capabilities such as the Space Launch System, the Orion crew vehicle, Exploration Ground Systems, the lunar Gateway and Human Landing System, this milestone advances American leadership in space.”

About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of nearly 70 space industry businesses and universities focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration, space science, and commerce with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a sustainable and strategic U.S. space program.

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