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Commercial Space Transportation: FAA Should Examine a Range of Options to Support U.S. Launch Infrastructure

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Commercial Space Transportation We recommend that the Associate Administrator for AST provide Congress the results of an examination of a range of options—including funding and financing tools, as well as alternatives to making funding available—to support space transportation infrastructure. This examination should include a discussion of trade-offs and whether and how, if at all, each approach would contribute to national policy goals. (Recommendation 1)

As of October 2022, FAA, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) continue to coordinate on finalizing the report to Congress on space transportation infrastructure. Once the report is final, OMB will place the report in interagency coordination, which FAA expects to take several months, before it is provided to Congress. We will continue to monitor and report on FAA's efforts to fully implement this recommendation.

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