This morning at 10 AM ET the House of Representatives will consider the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015, or SPACE Act. See what key stakeholders are saying about the bill.


“Blue Origin commends Majority Leader McCarthy, Chairman Smith, and Chairman Palazzo for their leadership in introducing the SPACE Act, which represents an important step forward for commercial human spaceflight in the United States.”

-Blue Origin

“We look forward to the passage of this important legislation, which will help ensure America’s future leadership in space.”

-Virgin Galactic

“The Mojave Air and Space Port applauds Congressman McCarthy in introducing the SPACE Act, as well as Chairman Smith, Chairman Palazzo, Ranking Member Edwards, Mr. Knight, Mr. Posey, Mr. Takano, Mr. Rohrabacher and Mr. Bridenstine for continuing to lead us toward a day when the ‘Learning Period’ will be a life long journey and not just a finite period of time.”   

-Mojave Air & Space Port

“The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and the House Science Committee for introducing legislation that prioritizes U.S. innovation and economic competitiveness.” 

-Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

“NSS Urges Passage of the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (SPACE Act of 2015).”

-National Space Society

        “We applaud the steps you’ve taken with this bill to support an innovative and growing industry, and inspire America’s next generation of scientists and engineers.”        

 -Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

“This piece of legislation has many important provisions that are needed to help advance the United States’ commercial space enterprise….With the release of the SPACE act, from Majority Leader McCarthy, we are glad to see that the Congress shares our vision, and strongly support its passage in the United States House of Representatives.”

-Space Frontier Foundation

“The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today welcomed consideration by Congress of [the SPACE Act] that would extend the existing commercial space launch indemnification regime through 2023.”

-Satellite Industry Association

“A little over a decade ago Congress passed the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act to enable the commercial human spaceflight industry. Today, my congressman, Kevin McCarthy has introduced a comprehensive and visionary update of that law to help spur this industry to grow even faster, from its early roots in the Antelope Valley all the way to the Space Coast of Florida.  The American people should be proud that Congress is acting to help make this exciting future happen.”               

-Jeff Greason, Founder of XCOR Aerospace

“SpaceX supports the House’s SPACE Act that will update the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act to strengthen U.S. commercial space competitiveness, and looks forward to continuing working with Congress as the legislation moves forward."  

-Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)