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Space Tourism: An \'Adventure Sport\' In the Making

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Fri May 20, 2005 1:52 pm
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ARLINGTON, Virginia – To help advance the evolution of passenger-carrying space vehicles, the U.S. government is shaping an experimental-class permit to help designers trial-run such craft. Furthermore, policy makers are exploring ways to streamline environmental regulations that can be costly and retard the progress of fledgling public space travel operators.

That’s the word from Patricia Grace Smith, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation within the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Smith’s office is responsible for licensing, regulating and promoting the U.S. commercial space transportation industry – including the evolving public space travel sector. Click here to read the whole story at Space.com

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