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The Space Tourism Bill passed last Wednesday

Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:08 pm
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Post The Space Tourism Bill passed last Wednesday   Posted on: Mon Dec 13, 2004 1:08 pm
According to the article "Congress Passes Space Tourism Bill" ( www.space.com/news/congress_spacetourism_041209.html ) the congress has passed a reasonable space tourism bill that is preventing the FAA from regulations regarding the safety of passengers and crews for the next eight years and forces the space travel firms onlyy to inform passengers of the risks. More is only possible if there are "serious or fatal" injuries or "unsafe unplanned event(s)" or if it is done concerning those people not flying.

What should be done now? Should private space firms do slight technological developments to increase safety? How urgent is the period of eight years to be used to prevent overregulation beginning after that period? What's to await? ...



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Post    Posted on: Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:29 am
It is better than could be expected. I hate how many legislators wanted to keep adults from being able to make up their own minds. The next eight years will determine the path that regulations take for the next several decades. This will have a huge impact on space travel for centries to come. The US government could effectivly ban space travel for US residents if one person screws up.


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Post    Posted on: Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:42 am
Yes - I only can subscribe that.

And the is proof now that they have gone an advantageous way not only for space tourists but for governmental astronauts to perhaps. The recent news about the Virgain Galactic fleet include informations about the development of "seats" under the focus of health etc. and safety of old or thick people. Perhaps these "seats" will provide improvements and enhancements for NASA purposes too. In this case Rutan and Branson would become important producers and suppliers for NASA too.

If the bill would have been restrictive the government would have excluded themselves and NASA from improvements.

Waht about this?



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