No Go for H.R. 656

Whatever happened to H.R. 656, Rep. James Oberstar's (D-MN), not exactly well received bill to amend the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act (CSLAA) by beefing up safety provisions? (See Probe post on this from February.) According to an update in Space Politics today, majority staff counsel for the House Science Committee, took the opportunity at Space Access '05 on Friday to confirm, "I don't believe we're planning to take any action on that bill." Or, to quote Jeff Foust, "It's dead, Jim."

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