TITLE

COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION: Industry Trends and Key Issues Affecting Federal Oversight and International Competitiveness

AUTHOR(S)
Dillingham, Gerald L.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
GAO Reports;5/5/2011, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Document
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the trends and issues on commercial space launch that affect the international competitiveness and federal oversight. It highlights the plan of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to use private companies to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The responsibility of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the safety of space tourism is also emphasized.
ACCESSION #
60671218

 

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