Merging commercial human spaceflight missions into the air traffic control (ATC) system is a growing concern within the nascent industry and the government bureaucracies that ultimately will be responsible for regulating it, particularly as the industry approaches sending its first passengers to space. Virgin Galactic could begin suborbital human missions as early as this year, air-launching its SpaceShipTwo vehicle in a “hybrid” approach that combines aircraft and rockets. The company’s ...


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