- EnactedDecember 28th, 2009The President signed this bill into law
- The senate Passed December 23rd, 2009Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
- senate Committees
- The house Passed October 20th, 2009Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Science, Space, and TechnologyIntroducedOctober 15th, 2009
- house Committees
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To extend the commercial space transportation liability regime.
Extends through calendar 2012 the commercial space transportation liability regime (under which the United States shall pay up to $1.5 billion, adjusted for inflation, in excess of the amount covered by liability insurance or demonstrated financial responsibility with respect to a third party claim against a commercial space launch or reentry licensee, transferee, contractor, subcontractor, or customer for death, bodily injury, or property damage or loss resulting from an activity carried out under the license). Extends this guarantee to issued or transferred licenses for which the Secretary of Transportation receives a complete and valid application by December 31, 2012 (currently, by December 31, 2009).