u.s. agencies sign agreement on space mishap investigations
With more private businesses sending astronauts into orbit, Washington (Reuters)
The National Transportation Safety Board, according to the U.S. government (NTSB)
take the initiative in any future fatal or substantially damaging commercial space incidents.
Regardless of whether the events included fatalities or injuries, the NTSB will serve as the primary investigating body.
According to an agreement, the individual was on board the commercial space launch or reentry spacecraft.
the NTSB signed the NTSB-FAA Commercial Space Memorandum of Understanding.
"This agreement underscores our common desire to maintain a safe, thriving, and competitive U.S. commercial space industry,"
Billy Nolen, acting administrator of the FAA, stated.
If there is damage to property unrelated to the commercial space launch or reentry operations, the NTSB will also assume control.