Commercial space travel gets boost in Texas

Commercial space travel has gotten a boost from the Texas Legislature.

Lawmakers approved a bill Monday that would limit the liability that private space travel companies face. Under the legislation, people who sign up for rides on a private space flight would assume the risk of death or injury by signing a waiver. The companies would still be liable for gross negligence or damage to non-participants, officials said. The bill faces a final procedural hurdle and is expected to be sent to Gov. Rick Perry this week.

Rep. Tryon Lewis, R-Odessa, said the legislation would help spark a “new and exciting age of space travel.”

Apr 12th, 2011 | Posted in Travel
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