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Old October 5 2012, 08:24 AM   #30
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Re: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Gary7 wrote: View Post
If a space vehicle production company decides to launch one of their products, are they by law required to send them off from a government certified and operated installation?
Launches are regulated by the FAA if over a certain altitude. Launch sites do have regulations that must be met, but do not have to be government run.

Example: SpaceX plans to launch Grasshopper (to a certain altitude) on test flights from it's McGregor, TX facility.
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