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Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Open Meeting.


Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2001, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center (second floor). This will be the thirty-third meeting of the COMSTAC.

The agenda for the meeting will include a status report on the Space Commission report, a legislative update on Congressional activities involving commercial space transportation; an activities report from FAA's Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (formerly the Office of Commercial Space Transportation [60 FR 62762, December 7, 1995]); and a detailed briefing on the 2001 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts, including the COMSTAC Commercial Geostationary Launch Demand Model and the FAA Commercial Space Transportation Projections for Non-Geosynchronous Orbits.

Meetings of the Technology and Innovative, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support Working Groups will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2001. For specific information concerning the times and locations of these meetings, contact the Contact Person listed below.

Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

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Brenda Parker (AST-200), Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST), 800 Independence Avenue SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-8308; E-mail

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Issued in Washington, DC, March 29, 2001.

Patricia G. Smith,

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation.

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[FR Doc. 01-8267 Filed 4-3-01; 8:45 am]