Well it seems the Federal Aviation Administration seems to have more lofty goals than the new NASA Mission to the Moon and Mars. The FAA now wants to regulate Space Flight in the entire Galaxy and the Universe and probably all 13 dimensions? And the Lawyers are loving it as they see a new market as well to sue people in. You can bet lawyers will find a way to sue the up and coming new Commercial Space Ventures.
The Federal Aviation administration has been making rules and stifling free market innovation for far too long. Like any BS bureaucracy, now the FAA wants to expand to become the “Inter-galactic Regulatory Federation Star Fleet Command Rule Makers” and to boldly put rules and regulations where no man has gone before. Some might laugh at all this, but it is not funny, who do you think is going to pay for all this rule making; us, the taxpayers.
This is your fine government at work stifling a fledgling industry as it is just getting off the ground. Setting up barriers to entry rather than letting free enterprise work out the bugs first. We cannot trust regulatory bodies, as all they do is make rules to help lawyers sue and thus turn over entire industries to the sharks. We must tell the FAA to take a hike and clip their wings, they are not serving the forward progression of the species. They more resemble lead weights attached to lightweight high-tech material, which will be needed to press on. Any Politician worth their salt would tell the FAA to stick it and do what best and right by the American People and the future of innovation and commercialization of space. Think on this in 2006.