ICAO spreading its wings into commercial spaceflight | SpaceNews.com
The international organization that addresses aviation safety issues wants to expand its work to include commercial spaceflight.
The head of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said Tuesday that the organization should draft guidelines for suborbital and orbital human spaceflight by 2019.
ICAO is holding a symposium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates today through Thursday on emerging space activities. The agenda includes presentations by Virgin Galactic, Sierra Nevada Corp., and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, among others.
ICAO does not have the direct ability to enforce any guidelines it develops, but its standards in aviation are widely adopted by national regulatory bodies around the world.
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