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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Mourns the Passing of Neil Armstrong

By SpaceRef Editor
August 25, 2012
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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Mourns the Passing of Neil Armstrong

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation joins the world in mourning the passing of Neil Armstrong – a great American and an exceptional human being.

“Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on the Moon, was not just a hero; he was and will always be a veritable icon,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “His name and his deeds will be remembered not for a decade or even a generation, but rather will be forever stitched into the fabric of human history. Our thoughts are with his family and others close to him.”

“While Neil Armstrong will always be remembered for walking on the Moon, no less impressive is the modest, honorable and dignified manner in which he lived his life after NASA,” said CSF Chairman Eric Anderson. “He truly embodied the best of humankind.”

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. 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. For more information please visit or contact Executive Director Alex Saltman at or at 202.349.1121.

SpaceRef staff editor.