Monday, June 18, 2012

FAA, NASA agree on standards

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA signed an agreement to coordinate standards for commercial space travel of government and non-government astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station. The agencies will collaborate to provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry, avoid conflicting requirements and multiple sets of standards, and advance both public and crew safety. (Source: NASA, 06/18/12) Gulf Coast note: Stennis Space Center, Miss., tests rocket engines for commercial space flight companies.