Texas Legislation Would Block Millionauts From Suing Space Tourism Operators

Senator files bill in advance of commercial space travel

Senator Carlos Uresti has filed Senate Bill 115, also known as the “Space Flight Liability” bill.  It would protect private space flight companies from being sued if passengers on board are injured or killed.  Uresti says if he would have waited to file the bill until the next legislative session in two years, that could be too late.

The start of commercial space flight has been taking off around the country.  Last week, a private ship that took off from Florida orbited the Earth in just a few hours….

On the edge of Uresti’s district, the space flight company “Blue Origin” has been launching test flights from their West Texas Launch site. Engineers expect to send up the first human being in 2012.

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