Musings of an autodidact

Advancements in spite of the red tape

SpaceExploration300Smithsonian: The First Private Lunar Landing Was Just Approved

Thus far, the concept of obtaining permission for a lunar has been a sticking point for would-be moon shooters because no regulatory framework yet exists to do so, Loren Grush explains for The Verge. To get around that, Grush reports that Moon Express worked with various agencies to create what she calls a “regulatory patch” to allow a mission to continue while legislators ponder how to regulate companies headed to the crater-pocked satellite’s surface in the future.


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