World View Enterprises’ Taber MacCallum is the new chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. (Paragon Space Development Corp. Photo)
News Brief: The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says Taber MacCallum, co-founder and chief technology officer of Arizona-based World View Enterprises, will serve as its new chairman of the board. MacCallum takes the reins from Alan Stern, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and principal investigator for NASA’s New Horizons mission. The federation serves as a trade association for more than 80 members involved in the commercial spaceflight industry. Among the officers at large voted onto the board during this week’s biannual meeting in Denver are Blue Origin’s Bretton Alexander, SpaceX’s Tim Hughes and Todd Lindner of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority in Florida.