Chapter 8 Certification of new experimental commercial human space-flight vehicles

Tommaso Sgobba , Joseph N. Pelton

President, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety

Former Dean, International Space University

Chapter Outline

  • Commercial Human Space-Flight Initiatives…………………………………101

  • Regulatory Oversight of Commercial Space Travel…………………………………102

  • Regulatory Control of Experimental Commercial Human Space Flights and the Issue of “Informed Consent” on the Part of Passengers…………………………………102

  • “Preliminary Certification” by an International Space Safety Board…………………………………104

  • Conclusions…………………………………105

8.1 Commercial Human Space-Flight Initiatives

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