Agencies: September 2014 Archives

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) today released its first Recommended Practices for Human Space Flight Occupant Safety document today during the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) meeting.

The FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) is set to meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Washington. Mike Gold, Chair of the committee told SpaceRef the "it's a packed agenda that should produce some fascinating results."

Seeking to "jumpstart" the on-orbit robotic satellite servicing concept, DARPA has issued a request for information (RFI) for companies to submit ideas to enable a flight demonstration within the next five years.