S.2780 - LIFTS Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] (Introduced 11/05/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2780 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/05/2019)
Licensing Innovations and Future Technologies in Space Act or the LIFTS Act
This bill directs the Department of Transportation to establish a facility at which federal employees may receive training on functions and activities related to the licensing of commercial space launch and reentry activities.
The training facility shall be located at a current center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that, among other things
- has expertise related to the design and testing of space propulsion systems;
- is capable of conducting a wide range of testing capabilities, including large thrust-level atmospheric and altitude engines and engine systems test capabilities; and
- has a commercial space industry presence.