View Full Version : Discussion: Four New Space-Related Bills Passed

2003-Oct-09, 06:49 PM
SUMMARY: The US government passed four new bills by voice vote that promote space and astronomy. The Commercial Space Act of 2003 hopes to better regulate commercial space launches, such as sub-orbital tourist flights. The Charles `Pete' Conrad Astronomy Awards Act will encourage amateur astronomers to help spot potential Earth-crossing asteroids. The Remote Sensing Applications Act of 2003 will provide funding for satellite images to support various projects. And the Human Space Flight Independent Investigation Commission Act of 2003 will establish and independent commission to investigate future disasters, like the loss of Columbia.

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2003-Oct-09, 06:50 PM
I hope "better regulate commercial space launches" doesn't mean more taxes.