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S. 2780 (116th): LIFTS Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 5, 2019.


Licensing Innovations and Future Technologies in Space Act or the LIFTS Act

This bill directs the Department of Transportation to establish a facility at which federal employees may receive training on functions and activities related to the licensing of commercial space launch and reentry activities.

The training facility shall be located at a current center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that, among other things

has expertise related to the design and testing of space propulsion systems; is capable of conducting a wide range of testing capabilities, including large thrust-level atmospheric and altitude engines and engine systems test capabilities; and has a commercial space industry presence.