FAA UAS Rulemaking - The FAA recently demonstrated that government bureaucracies need not work at glacial speed to thoughtfully address technological change. This rulemaking model should be encouraged.
A new study commissioned by AIA from business information firm IHS Inc. concludes that aerospace and defense is a vital component of the U.S. economy, not solely for the role the industry plays in national security, transportation and technological innovation, but also because its influence spans many sectors and every state countrywide.
The next generation of space innovation is being driven by the global commercial space environment. Just as our nation did after initial Soviet successes, we must set the pace in space by out-innovating and out-competing the global competition.
Dave Melcher’s speech at the 32nd Space Symposium makes the point that while U.S. space companies compete well in the $330 billion space global market, there’s no question we could and should be doing much better.