FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Congressional Leader and
CSI’s Board of Advisors
VA, April 20, 2005 — Former U.S. Congressman, the Honorable
Robert S. Walker, and former NASA astronaut, and venture
capitalist, Dr. Bernard Harris have joined the Board of Advisors
of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI).
are very fortunate to have Chairman Walker and Dr. Harris on our
Board of Advisors. Both Bob and Bernard have uniquely valuable
expertise to contribute to implementing CSI’s plans to deliver
cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). CSI is
committed to providing reliable low-risk commercial services to
NASA and other ISS partner nations as the first step in the
President’s Vision of Space Exploration”,
said Charles Miller, CSI’s President and CEO.
Walker is currently Chairman of Wexler & Walker, a Washington,
D.C. government relations consulting firm. Walker retired from
the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 after a twenty-year
career, rising to become Chairman of the Committee on Science,
Chairman of the Republican leadership, and Speaker Pro Tempore.
Still active in space and technology policy, Walker was
appointed by President George W. Bush as Chairman of the
Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry
and as a member of the Presidential Commission on the
Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy.
Walker is also a member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering
Board of the National Academies’ National Research Council.
Walker said: “I am delighted to join CSI's Board of
Advisors. I believe CSI's ISS resupply service concept is
exactly what the President had in mind regarding commercial
participation in his Vision for Space Exploration. I believe
that CSI's near-term LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo
service should provide great benefit to NASA and help make our
nation's space exploration enterprise more affordable,
sustainable and credible."
Harris, MD is currently President and CEO of Vesalius Ventures,
Inc. Dr. Harris served as a NASA astronaut for fourteen years
and flew on two Space Shuttle missions. He later became Vice
President and Chief Scientist of SPACEHAB, Inc., and Vice
President of Business Development for Space Media, Inc. Dr.
Harris is also a member of the Board of Directors of Houston
Technology Center, BioHouston, the Houston Small Business
Development Corporation, and the National Space Biomedical
Research Institute. Dr. Harris has an MBA from the University
of Houston and an MD from Texas Tech University School of
stated: “I am pleased to be a member of CSI's Board of
Advisors. CSI’s LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo
System solution is both timely and consistent with the
President's Vision for Space Exploration. As a businessman, and
former astronaut, I believe that CSI's approach will provide a
robust and flexible service that could be extremely valuable to
NASA and others involved in space exploration. I look forward
to working with the CSI team."
founded in 1998 as a commercial space services company and is
developing a service to resupply the ISS using 100%
off-the-shelf proven technology. CSI’s LEO ExpressTM
space cargo system completed a NASA system design review
in July 2003, and is modeled after Earth-based intermodal cargo
systems that use standardized containers.
offices in Woodland Hills, CA, Alexandria, VA, and Houston, TX.
For more information on CSI or CSI’s LEO ExpressSM
Space Cargo Service, visit
http://www.constellationservices.com, or send a request to
Express" is a trademark and service mark of Constellation
Services International, Inc.