The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration has registered to lobby Washington in support of its mission for a long-term, sustainable direction for the nation’s space investments.
It advocates for policies and budgets that enable progress in human exploration, science and utilization of space efforts including NASA’s Artemis program to return humans to the moon by 2025, according to the Coalition’s mission statement.
The Coalition promotes the benefits of international cooperation in space and peaceful missions as the US faces competition from rival nations.
Aerospace veteran Frank Slazer heads the Coalition. He was VP-strategy & business development at Aerojet Rocketdyne; and VP-space systems at the Aerospace Industries Assn.
Christen Kapavik is the Coalition’s director of strategic alliances and operations. Prior to joining the Coalition, she was a staffer for Congressman Bill Posey, whose district is home to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.
Coalition board members include Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin and Jacobs, the engineering giant.