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Commercial Space Transportation

FAA is streamlining the regulations for launch/reentry activities to meet the growing demand for commercial space transportation.

The FAA plays a crucial role in commercial space transportation. From rocket launches to space planes, it is our duty to ensure protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial launches or reentry activities. The FAA licenses all commercial space launch and reentries and the operation of commercial launch and reentry sites. We envision how to integrate all current and future ascent vehicles seamlessly into the National Airspace System (NAS). This includes any combination of aircraft, balloons, rockets, and space vehicles. We also prepare for future aircraft that have not been imagined yet.

Our goal is to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation by ensuring we have the right regulations, at the right scope, at the right time.

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If you have questions about Commercial Space Transportation, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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