(1) a space shuttle;
(2) the International Space Station or its operational viability;
(3) any other orbital or suborbital space vehicle carrying humans that is—
(A) owned by the Federal Government; or
(B) being used pursuant to a contract or Space Act Agreement with the Federal Government for carrying a government astronaut or a researcher funded by the Federal Government; or
(4) a crew member or passenger of any space vehicle described in this subsection.
|Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|70702||42 U.S.C. 16842.||Pub. L. 109–155, title VIII, §822, Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2941.|
2017—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 115–10, §838(1), amended par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) read as follows: "any other United States space vehicle carrying humans that is owned by the Federal Government or that is being used pursuant to a contract with the Federal Government; or".
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–10, §838(2), added subsec. (c).