SUBORBITAL REGS: A bill that could lead to the development of a new regulatory regime for suborbital reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) is one step closer to becoming law. The Senate Commerce Committee June 19 approved legislation introduced by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) that would direct the Transportation Department to study whether new regulations are needed to govern the emerging market for suborbital RLVs (DAILY, June 20). The bill now goes to the full Senate ...


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