Press Release

CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on Extension of the ISS

By SpaceRef Editor
January 8, 2014
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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on Extension of the ISS

Washington D.C. – Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria statement on today’s White House approval to extend International Space Station operations to 2024:

“The International Space Station is the crown jewel of NASA’s human spaceflight program. This extension comes at a critical time and paves the way for the ISS to fulfill its extensive and multifaceted potential – as a research lab that will provide countless benefits here on Earth, as an anchor destination for America’s commercial space race and as a jumping off point for deep space technology development and exploration.”

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 www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Sirisha Bandla at sirisha@commercialspaceflight.org or at 202.347.1418.

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