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'Homeland' security in space

I’m glad to know that the government has its priorities in order. We cannot even secure space located ON the planet, never mind orbit space around the earth. (BBC):

Space tourists must be screened to ensure they are not terrorists, according to proposed regulations from the US Federal Aviation Administration.

The draft report’s suggestions aim to prevent a terrorist from destroying a spacecraft or using it as a weapon. However, the report has no strict proposals on the health of any would-be space tourists.

The FAA also suggests space tourism companies check the global “no-fly” list, from the US Homeland Security Department, to exclude potential terrorists.

Excuse me — that no-fly list is so full of errors and confusions now; it’s going to be a REAL help on the rocket ship front.

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