Private Space Says: Don’t Overreact to Recent Mishaps

Private Space Says: Don't Overreact to Recent Mishapsfrom Two high-profile mishaps involving private spacecraft last week have sparked new debate about whether the government should increase its oversight and regulation of a fledgling industry tackling complicated, risky ventures. But commercial space advocates say Congress and the administration shouldn’t view the unrelated accidents — one involving a rocket launch to the International Space Station, the other a space tourism vehicle — as an invitation to clamp down on a sector that needs as much nurturing as it does supervision.

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