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FAA Oversight of Commercial Space Transportation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, June 22, 2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the June 22, 2016 hearing, "FAA Oversight of Commercial Space Transportation" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation. From the Summary of Subject Matter: "This decade has been one of tremendous change for the commercial space transportation industry, and the U.S. space industry in general. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, the United States has been left without a domestic option to transport humans into space, requiring the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to pay millions of dollars per seat on Russian spacecraft for astronauts to reach the International Space Station. Private industry, with the support of NASA and the FAA, has worked to fill this transportation gap while developing new and innovative methods to transport passengers and cargo safely and efficiently into space. As these public and private efforts progress, ensuring that FAA's oversight and regulation of the industry creates the conditions for continued U.S. leadership in the field of commercial space transportation is of great interest to the Subcommittee." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: George C. Nield, Gerald L. Dillingham, Michael Gold, Michael López-Alegría, and Taber MacCallum.

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Serial No. 114-46
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2017
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Public Domain
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