Bridenstine addresses spaceflight

U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma, was the keynote speaker at the recent Commercial Spaceflight Federation Executive Leadership Forum, an open dialogue to discuss issues and opportunities in the commercial spaceflight industry.

Bridenstine told the group that, “The commercial space industry holds enormous potential both as a tool of economic growth and reliable provider of services to government. The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act is a tremendous milestone that will enable this industry to innovate and expand access to space. We must not let the momentum established by this law dissipate; Congress, together with stakeholders, needs to continue proactively addressing issues that could serve as further impediments to commercial space.”

Bridenstine is a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and the House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee. Bridenstine is a recognized leader on commercial space issues and is a member of the Space Power Caucus and the Missile Defense Caucus.

“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation and its member companies have been critical to the policy successes we’ve had over the past year. I am particularly grateful for their work educating Members of Congress, such as myself, on the importance of the commercial space industry,” Bridenstine said.