From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) applauds the Senate for passing the NASA Authorization Act of 2020 (S. 2800). This bipartisan bill recognizes that NASA’s world-leading capabilities are greatly advanced through true public-private partnerships between America’s domestic commercial space industry and the Government. Public-private partnerships represent the most effective path to rapidly, safely, and cost-effectively study and explore our Earth, Moon, Mars, and the solar system.
“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the Senate Commerce Committee and its staff for leading the effort to pass this bipartisan bill by unanimous consent,” said Audrey Powers, CSF chairwoman, Board of Directors. “It sends a strong message that partnerships with America’s commercial space sector provide NASA with the world’s most innovative and affordable technologies and solutions to achieve its ambitious missions across the solar system.”
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 85+ 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.
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