Broadcast 142 (Special Edition)

09 Aug 2003 pat Kelley
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Pat Kelley is the President of Vela Technology Development, a company focused on developing space transportation systems for space tourism. During this program, we discuss not only the Vela space transportation action plan, but the potential space tourism economic market, space access, the use of surplus U.S. military aircraft by the private sector for space access, the regulatory environment, and the differences between experimental aircraft and rockets. We also talk about the support for the suborbital industry with the FAA's AST office and the advantages of starting space tourism with the suborbital market. Mr. Kelley also discusses the situation regarding insurance for private suborbital launch vehicles and the probability of insurance for space tourism. Many other related topics are discussed during this 75 minute interview.



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