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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

FAA Recommends UN Commercial Space Flight Regime Development

The United Nations should be engaged to develop a commercial spaceflight safety regime recommends the Federal Aviation Administration proposing a model and following inital discussion with space and economic development officials in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Singapore, reports Flight International.

"It is too early for international safety standards on human space flight. Too early for an 'International Civil Aviation Organisation for space.' We recommend bringing the international issues into the United Nations process," says the FAA's John Sloan.

The FAA views this international approach as a basis for suborbital point-to-point transport, while the ICAO for space proposal it rejects would see a new commercial spaceflight department for the aviation regulatory body, according to Flight International.

Suborbital point-to-point spaceflight has a growing constituency (including the Virginia Legislature) within the United States and around the world.

1 comment:

jtormey3 said...

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