credit: EADS Astrium / caption: Is Astrium applying to EASA for certification?
At the 3rd International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety conference in Rome this week the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) general aviation project certification manager, Jean-Bruno Marciacq, gave an insightful presentation into how EASA is going about drawing up its rules for enabling space tourism in Europe with suborbital aircraft
He also said that EASA had been approached by a number of "applicants" for the suborbital aircraft certification process, but declined to name them
Watch the video of Marciacq's presentation and the following Q&A session in the extended portion of this blog post
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