The Big Think

October 12, 2004

Space Safety

Filed under: Science — jasony @ 6:12 pm

Glenn Reynolds has a good post over at Tech Central about Congress’s silly attempts to over-regulate the nascent space tourism industry. link
Personally, I think that this approach is silly. People with money are allowed to engage in all sorts of risky activities, ranging from “adventure vacations” in dangerous third-world countries, to sky- and cave-diving, to auto racing. Why should the government go out of its way to ensure “the highest standards of safety” for space tourism when it ignores these activities, and, in fact, doesn’t even insure the “highest standards of safety” for people who ride roller coasters?

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