Happy 40th Anniversary COMSTAC

Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee 
April 1984  ̶  April 2024

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The commercial space transportation industry emerged in the 1990s and was primarily used to launch commercial satellites and transport cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). In just the last few years, growing interest in commercial space is realizing new possibilities for the industry including providing transportation to the ISS laboratories for research and space tourism. This rapidly growing industry is inspiring scientists, engineers, teachers, and a whole generation, to imagine entirely new possibilities for the future of space.

Operations

Operations

We protect the public, property, and U.S. national security interests.

Licensing

Licensing

We license all U.S. commercial launches and reentries here and abroad.

Industry Outreach

Industry Outreach

We work collaboratively with industry to promote safety.

International

International

We work with our international partners to promote safety.

Spaceports

Spaceports

U.S. Spaceports are critical infrastructure for the industry.