The Safety Inspection Division was established in March 2011 for the purpose of monitoring and inspecting all FAA licensed, permitted, and otherwise regulated commercial space activities to ensure compliance with FAA regulations and the protection of public health and safety and the safety of public property.

The Safety Inspection Division manages the AST Mishap Response Coordination Program and the AST Enforcement Program. The Division develops and implements inspection procedures and directs the AST Inspector Training Program for the training, certification, and credentialing of FAA Commercial Space Transportation Safety Inspectors.

Mark Wright
Manager, Safety Inspection Division