- Press Release
- August 12, 2022
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) Set to Meet
The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) is set to meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Washington. Mike Gold, Chair of the committee told SpaceRef the “it’s a packed agenda that should produce some fascinating results.”
Some of the items of interest include hearing from Kathy Lueders, NASA’s relative new Commercial Crew Program Program Manager, an update from The Honorable Lamar Smith on the Congressional Perspective of the Commercial Space Launch Act, ASTEROIDS Act, and NASA Reauthorization, an update on DARPA’s XS-1 and its application to Commercial Space Transportation, and an update from the Department of State regarding the Outer Space Treaty.
With respect to Kathy Lueders speaking it will be interesting to hear why no commercial crew announcement has been made yet. On the other hand this would be a good opportunity for her to speak should an announcement be made beforehand. And with Lamar Smith scheduled to speak only hours after Kathy it will be interesting to hear his point of view on the status of the Commercial Crew Program irregardless of whether an announcement has been made.
UPDATE: The second day of the meeting will be webcast.