The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is attempting to regulate the commercial space industry in a bid to ensure minimum safety standards.
It has recommended security checks similar to those for airline passengers.
The FAA also suggests space tourism companies check the global “no-fly” list, from the US’s Homeland Security Department, to exclude potential terrorists.
Joe Monohan had some tidbits of reaction from state players on the Governor’s plans to spend buku buckos on a spaceport here in Southern New Mexico. Personally, I think it’s a great idea, if it’s funded right, and I understand some people have already plunked down $200,000 a piece to take a flight.
I wonder what Jim Kunstler would say…