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TSA screens over 1M passengers on a single day for the first time since March

National Press Release Monday, October 19, 2020 WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened over 1 million passengers Sunday, representing the highest number of passengers screened at TSA checkpoints since March 17, 2020. In addition to screening one million passengers in a single day, TSA screened 6.1 million passengers at checkpoints nationwide during the ...
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Fact Sheet – The Space Data Integrator (SDI)

For Immediate Release October 16, 2020 Contact: Eva Ngai Phone: 202-267-8001/Email: eva.ngai@faa.gov The Space Data Integrator (SDI) is the first of several new capabilities that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is developing to safely integrate commercial space vehicles into the National Airspace System (NAS). Today, launch and reentry operators monitor data on the status of ...
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Press Release – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms

For Immediate Release October 15, 2020 Contact: Pressoffice@faa.gov WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements  Final Rule  (PDF) for commercial space transportation  launches and reentries . “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this ...
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NTSB Moves Forward in Meeting Federal Data Strategy, Requirements for Open Data

WASHINGTON (Oct. 13, 2020) — The  National Transportation Safety Board  announced Tuesday the successful launch of its new public-facing database query system for NTSB investigations, safety recommendations and dockets across all of the NTSB’s investigative modes. The new query system,  Case Analysis and Reporting Online – or CAROL  – not only helps users more easily access NTSB data, but it also changes the way the NTSB shares ...
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