A version of this article appears in the May 19 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. A new generation of commercial vehicles designed to carry human passengers on suborbital spaceflight and beyond will continue to be evaluated as munitions under new U.S. export-control rules. That means vehicles such as the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo, Xcor Aerospace Lynx, Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser and human-rated SpaceX Dragon will be licensed for export by the U.S. State Department, ...

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