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FAA And NASA Sign Space Travel Agreement
2012-06-18 13:07:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Space just got a little closer as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA have signed a historic agreement to collaborate on guidelines for space travel. The two agencies have agreed to come up with standards and guidelines that provide a stable framework for the U.S. space industry. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed Monday, commercial space travel providers will be required to obtain a license from the FAA for public safety....

2010-08-30 09:13:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is part of an academic-industry team that has been selected to support a new Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. The center is a partnership of academia, industry, and government, developed for the purpose of creating a world-class consortium that will address current and future challenges for commercial space transportation. Wyle, with a long history of supporting manned...

2010-05-19 14:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tauri Group, LLC is pleased to announce that it was awarded a $6.2 million contract for analytical services from the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Under this contract the Tauri Group will provide commercial industry analysis to include launch reporting, market analysis of launches and payloads, and maintenance of the Space Transportation Analysis and Research (STAR) database. In addition, Tauri will support the Commercial...

2010-04-12 10:30:00

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) ("ETC" or the "Company") The National AeroSpace Training and Research (NASTAR(®)) Center announced today that it is the first entity to receive a Safety Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation. This approval, granted April 7, 2010, allows NASTAR Center to offer prospective space launch operators...

2008-08-13 15:00:08

SpaceDev, Inc. (OTCBB: SPDV) announced today that Patricia Grace Smith, former Associate Administrator of Commercial Space Transportation for the Federal Aviation Administration, has joined the SpaceDev Board of Directors. Ms. Smith has over 25 years of experience including 14 years with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She also served as Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation within the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration...

2008-08-06 03:00:37

By Elva K. Osterreich, Alamogordo Daily News, N.M. Aug. 6--After offering a lot of information during two hearings Tuesday, Federal Aviation Administration officials had a single public comment offered about Spaceport America. Stacey Zee, FAA environmental specialist, talked about what the FAA's role in the spaceport project is. The agency is completing an environmental impact study, the final stage of which is to gather public comment. Once the EIS is completed, the FAA can move into...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'