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Friday, December 30, 2005

US Government Drafts Rules for Space Tourism

Washington is nothing if not future-minded; they're working to regulate an industry that doesn't yet exist. The Federal Aviation Administration has published preliminary regulations for space tourism, covering medical requirements, crew qualifications, financial accountability, and the process for issuing permits. The regulations are scheduled to be finalized by this coming June.

One has to wonder who exactly drafted these rules. Anyone working on emerging space tourism systems?

Source: CNET