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FAA Focusing on Commercial Space Transportation Office Reorganization

The Federal Aviaton Administration hopes to complete a reorganization effort for its Office of Commercial Space Transportation as the unit continues to expand its workforce, Space News reported Monday. AST is responsible for licensing operations for commercial launches and reentries. The office currently has 97 personnel and is authorized to hire up to 108 people. 

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USAF Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith Named FAA Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, a retiring U.S. Air Force commander, has been named the Federal Aviation Administration's associate administrator for commercial space transportation, effective Jan. 20, 2019. He will oversee the Office of Commercial Space Transportation that is charged with protecting national security and foreign policy interests, as well as the public, with regard to commercial launch, the FAA said Thursday.

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House Approves Authorized Budget Increase for FAA AST

The House of Representatives has approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which includes proposals supporting the agency’s commercial spaceflight operations and a possible increase in budget, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 raises the budget of the agency’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) from less …

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In the News: Dr. George Nield, Associate Administrator at FAA

What’s at stake in space for 2017-18? Over the next two years we will be facing some significant challenges and some opportunities–suborbital space tourism will be come a reality; multiple companies will demonstrate the ability to transport astronauts to and from the ISS; private companies will continue to pursue missions …

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine: Congress Should Fund FAA’s Space Transpo Office, Military Space Initiatives

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) has called on lawmakers to provide funding support to military space programs and the Federal Aviation Administration’s office of commercial space transportation, Space News reported Thursday. Phillip Swarts writes Bridenstine, one of the potential candidates for the NASA administrator post, said at a House Appropriations Committee’s defense …

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