House members have adopted a measure that would extend U.S. government indemnification for launch service providers for five more years, while requiring the Transportation Dept. to study alternate ways to share the risk of space launches. On a voice vote Monday the House adopted H.R. 2607, the "Commercial Space Transportation Act of 1999 introduced by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), chair of the House Science space and aeronautics subcommittee. "In the future, I would hope ...

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