Author Topic: Senate Hearing: 26 Apr 2017 : Free Enterprise in Space  (Read 3959 times)

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Re: Senate Hearing: 26 Apr 2017 : Free Enterprise in Space
« Reply #20 on: 05/01/2017 03:27 AM »
It was a very positive hearing. Each of the participant gave some very helpful suggestions.

Blue spoke of the duplication of the Air Force and AST regulations when a launch is from a federal location.

Bigelow and Blue spoke of the importance of Space Act Agreements.

Blue and Virgin Galactic spoke of the importance of NASA being a customer for suborbital research.

Made in Space and Bigelow spoke of the importance of a transition from ISS to commercial habitats.

I am glad that SpaceX wasn't there because the purpose of the hearing wasn't Mars settlement.

Incidentally, I don't think that Cruz and other Republicans are necessarily against international agreements (especially if they are bilateral or involve only a few countries). There against giving power to an international organization but that is a different issue.

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