LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University has been selected to lead a newcenter focused on research for commercial space transportation.
The designation was announced this week by the Federal AviationAdministration.
The partnership will involve academia, industry and government.The program is being developed to create a world-class consortiumthat will address current and future challenges in commercial spacetransportation.
FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt says commercial space flight isready to play a greater role in the nation's space program.
NMSU's involvement will focus on four major research areas— space launch operations and traffic management; launchvehicle systems, payloads, technologies, and operations; commercialhuman space flight; and space commerce, including law, insuranceand regulation.
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