Personal Spaceflight Federation speaks out

by | Oct 28, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

The Personal Spaceflight Federation (PSF) does disagree with the personal spaceflight safety report in “some of the key areas” of the 50-page document produced by the US Federal Aviation Administration, as directed by the Commercial Space Launch Act Amendment 2004, contrary to comments by individuals involved

The PSF contacted me today (after seeing this story on flightglobal) to say that while it can’t provide details of its members’ concerns the feedback from the federation would be provided once the document had been approved and that the organisation had “some pretty stiff comments about some of the underlying thinking” 

Its members include Space Adventures, Space Exploration Technologies, Virgin Galactic, Xcor Aerospace, Spaceport America and the X Prize Foundation 

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