Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Sep 24, 2012
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Spaceflight Liability and Immunity Act, AB 2243.
This law provides the necessary liability protections for compliant companies in the state, should any spaceflight participant who has acknowledged the risks sustain any bodily injury during spaceflight activities.
Currently, Florida, Virginia, and Texas also provide spaceflight companies liability protection.
The CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria stated, "I am very pleased to see this bill signed into law.
"With the space shuttle Endeavour's arrival in California closing the door on one era, this bill is opening the door to another. Commercial companies will soon begin to open up access to space for the public and preserve America's leadership in spaceflight.
"This bill will provide the required liability protections needed for the companies in this developing sector to operate in an efficient and effective manner, while acknowledging that spaceflight is not a risk-free activity.
"I applaud the hard work put into getting this legislation on the Governor's desk from Assemblyman Steve Knight and the commercial spaceflight companies in California."
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|