Witt Elected Chairman of Commercial Spaceflight FederationTuesday, September 11, 2012
Mojave Air & Space Port CEO Stuart Witt has been elected as chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Witt is a co-founder of the federation, an organization that promotes commercial human spaceflight. Members include XCor Aerospace, Virgin Galactic, and Masten Space Systems all of which have operations at the Mojave Air & Space Port.
The federation will play a crucial role in the commercial space industry as companies begin flight testing, and flying passengers and payloads to space, Witt said.
“This industry has an incredible potential to create cutting-edge technology, provide safe and routine access to space from U.S. soil, and bring high-tech jobs to the American people,” Witt said in a prepared statement.
Witt succeeds Eric Anderson, who will continue to serve as an officer and member of the federation’s board.
Mark R. Madler