|FAA Sets Guidelines for Space Travel
By Leonard David
Senior Space Writer
posted: 21 December 2006
02:22 pm ET
Before you strap into any U.S.-operated private spaceship, you’ll be told about the risk as well as rewards of flying the friendly space skies.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued on December 15 a set of rules for crew passengers – dubbed “Space Flight Participants” involved in private human space flight.
The FAA rulemaking is crafted to protect the safety of the uninvolved public. They also call for measures that enable passengers — before they buckle into spaceships — to make informed decisions about their personal safety.
“The regulations require launch vehicle operators to provide certain safety-related information and identify what an operator must do to conduct a licensed launch with a human on board,” the FAA explained in a statement.