Airport and Spaceport Safety Regulations Analysis
The purpose of this project is to look at international, federal, and state law related to commercial space travel in relation to rights and responsibilities the Florida Department of Transportation may have for implementing new regulations or revising current state statutes. The focus is on licensing, liability, and security related to airmen, airports, and commercial space operators as related to the future of commercial space activities. The report will raise issues pertinent to establishing regulatory and practical guidelines as they relate to the development of commercial space tourism and delivery and recovery of cargo related to space travel.
Stephen Dedmon is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry Riddle's Daytona Beach Campus.