January 12. 2004: Dr. Daniel R. Mulville, who served as NASA’s Associate Deputy Administrator until last year – and a brief stint as Acting Administrator – today announced that he is joining the Board of Advisors of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI).
“CSI’s LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo Service is the fastest and best way for NASA to get more U.S. re-supply for the International Space Station (ISS),” Dr. Mulville said. “NASA has investigated the LEO ExpressSM System for two years, and now it’s time to move forward and buy this service.” “The international partners could have 3 astronauts at ISS right now, even with the Space Shuttle grounded, if we had a backup re-supply system,” Dr. Mulville continued. “In my opinion, CSI's off-the-shelf approach is the lowest-risk and highest-payoff option for the U.S. to get contingency and/or additional baseline cargo quickly and affordably.”
In May of 2003, the crew complement of the ISS was reduced from three to two persons primarily because of insufficient water and other supplies, due to limited cargo deliveries after the Space Shuttle fleet was grounded after the Columbia tragedy.
"We appreciate Dr. Mulville’s public endorsement of the LEO ExpressSM Service, and welcome him to our Board of Advisors,” stated Charles Miller, CSI's President and CEO. “Dr. Mulville and many others understand that the LEO ExpressSM paradigm provides several unique benefits for NASA’s Human Space Flight program: it is faster, cheaper and lower risk than all other re-supply approaches we know about.”
“The CSI team looks forward to working with NASA to quickly and affordably build a more robust ISS re-supply capability by supplementing and backstopping the Space Shuttle and international partner systems with our service in the next couple years,” stated Mr. Thomas Moser, former NASA Space Station Program Director and currently CSI’s Vice President for Programs.
CSI was founded in 1998 as a commercial space services company and is currently focused on space station re-supply. CSI leads an industrial team that is under contract to NASA’s Alternate Access to Station program to define evolutionary capabilities of the LEO ExpressTM system, having successfully completed a full System Design Review in July of 2003.
CSI has offices in Alexandria, VA, Los Angeles, CA, and Houston, TX.For more information on CSI or the LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo Service, visit our World Wide Web site at http://www.constellationservices.com, or send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"LEO Express" is a trademark and service mark of Constellation Services International, Inc., 4539 Seminary Road, Suite 101, Alexandria, VA 22304.