The House this week approved a bill to extend for two years an indemnification program allowing the government to share the cost with industry against injuries or property damage suffered by the public in a commercial space launch. Industry had sought a longer extension, but just ensuring the program remains alive is also critical, says Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) who leads the Science, Space and Technology’s space subcommittee. “If this program were allowed to lapse, it would threaten ...

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