Commercial Space Travel Rules of the Road

November 8, 2010 at 8:51 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

Source – Discovery News:

Commercial Space Travel Rules of the Road
Irene Klotz
By Irene Klotz
Fri Nov 5, 2010 07:00 AM ET

Fast-forward 10 years and in addition to flying cars and unmanned aircraft, there are suborbital rocket rides launching from New Mexico, astronauts getting ready for a taxi ride to the space station, and people living in privately owned outposts in orbit.

That’s the future showing up on FAA radars as the agency prepares for commercial space travel.

The agency is working on its first license for a spacecraft to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, wants to test-fly its Dragon capsule later this month. . . .[Full Story]

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