Historic First Flight of Private Space Capsule

On December 8, the U.S. firm Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) became the first company in history to achieve the successful launch and re-entry of a private space capsule. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft launched from Florida at

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Government-Industry Workshop on Hosted Payloads

On August 25, 2009, the Office of Space Commercialization, FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and Futron organized a government-industry workshop on hosted payloads to share lessons learned and develop a common approach to facilitate governmental use of hosted payloads.

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Export Control Guidebook for Commercial Space Companies

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In October 2008, the Office of Space Commercialization and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published a short guidebook for commercial space firms titled, “Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry.” It provides an introductory overview

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