Press Release

CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria Statement on Successful Antares Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2013
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“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation and NASA for a successful launch yesterday,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “By demonstrating that American companies can compete to develop cargo delivery services, the private sector continues to show that it is able to provide a safe, cost-effective and diversified American transportation capability for low Earth orbit. I commend the entire team at Orbital and NASA for their accomplishment, and I look forward to following their continued progress.”

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 CSF’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 202.347.1096.

SpaceRef staff editor.