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Interim Ground Rules Proposed For Civilian Spaceflight Industry

Published by Rob on Wed May 25, 2005 8:06 pm
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By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer space.com
The Federal Aviation Administration is set to publicly unveil a special permit aimed at helping the reusable suborbital rocket industry grow, while speeding up the development of passenger-carrying spaceships.

The “experimental-class” permit rules are to be open for public comment and discussed May 26 at an open meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Spearheading the guidelines is the Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), the only space-related line of business within the FAA and under the wing of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

On December 23, 2004, President George W. Bush signed into law the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (CSLAA). That Act advances the development of the emerging commercial space flight industry and makes the DOT and the FAA responsible for regulating private human space flight……
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