This Week in Space

Dec 1st 2023

This Week in Space 89

Who’s in Charge in Space?

Hosted by Rod Pyle, Tariq Malik

The Challenges of Regulating Spaceflight

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Guests: George Nield
Category: News

With an increase in commercial and private spaceflight comes the need to regulate it, and the FAA has had a major role in newspace flight rules to date... but should it be the primary regulator moving ahead? Many in the field say no, and some decry most attempts at what they see as unnecessary control. We at TWiS feel that, like any other form of transportation, proper and healthy regulation is needed--the question is by whom, and how. George Nield, President of Commercial Space Technologies and former Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Aviation at the FAA, joins us to work through the tangle.

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