Will Facilitate Flights By Teachers, Students, Researchers, And
As the commercial spaceflight industry prepares for its first
commercial launches, the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is
announcing the creation of a new coalition to bring suborbital
spaceflight to students, teachers, researchers, and companies
across the country. The passage of legislation to ensure a stable
regulatory climate for commercial spaceflight was the starting gun,
and regular commercial service is expected within two years.
A number of companies will soon begin to offer routine, safe and
affordable flights to space, and these flights are an unprecedented
opportunity for scientists, students and the public to fly
themselves and experiments they design to space. The Coalition will
consist of suborbital companies, science and education
organizations, and others who are committed in bringing this grand
new adventure in space to people across the country.
The Coalition will spotlight scientists and engineers who are
using suborbital spaceflight to study everything from the upper
atmosphere to protein crystallization, and it will follow students
as they prepare their own experiments that will fly into space.
The Coalition will work with government agencies, nonprofits,
national organizations, and educational institutions to design
programs to fulfill this industry’s potential. It will also
facilitate interaction between policymakers in Washington,
researchers and educators on the broad benefits of suborbital