Commercial Space Flight Companies Eager To Get Started | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.18.15

Airborne 05.19.15

Airborne 05.20.15

Airborne 05.21.15

Airborne 05.22.15

 

Mon, Aug 17, 2009

Commercial Space Flight Companies Eager To Get Started

Augustine Commission Report Will Likely Favor Commercial Ventures For Low-Earth Orbit Missions

During what may be the last public meeting Wednesday, the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, commissioned by President Obama to study current U.S. human space flight plans, said there was a strong consensus for funding a robust commercial human space flight program to provide human space transportation to low Earth orbit (LEO).

Next Step In Space Logo

The remarks, not surprisingly, drew an enthusiastic response from the commercial space flight community. “We are pleased that the panel has endorsed commercial human space flight as an option for transporting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS),” said Bob Hopkins, a spokesman for the Next Step in Space coalition. “We are confident that U.S. based commercial space companies will enhance the scientific and research capabilities of the ISS and ensure that funding now slated to go to Russia can contribute to high tech jobs here at home.”

Included in virtually every option presented was providing $2.5 billion over four years starting in FY2011 to support development of commercial human space transport capabilities. The panel also discussed options that included commercially-provided heavy lift capabilities for space exploration beyond LEO.

“The panel’s thoughtful approach is appreciated and we look forward to its final recommendations later this month,” Hopkins said.

This endorsement of commercial human space flight comes a little over a week after NASA’s announcement of a $50 million commercial crew development program to develop and demonstrate human spaceflight capabilities while fostering entrepreneurial activity leading to job growth in engineering, analysis, design, and research.

The committee’s findings will be formally presented to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) at the end of August.

FMI: www.nextstepinspace.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500 With the FAA still stuck in the mu>[...]

AD: Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2015-10-05 PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS365N3, EC155B, and EC155B1 helicopters with an external life raft in the footsteps with cer>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.15)

MILAVIA MILAVIA, military aviation, is what you are going to find here! The site starts with modern combat aircraft, focusing on main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers t>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.15): Flap Deflection Angle

The angle between the deflected flap and the chord line.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.15)

“The restrictions that the town has adopted, by its own calculations, would prohibit a significant share of all airport operations.” Source: Excerpt from a complaint co>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC