U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents

November 7, 2014 9:30 AM

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U.S. space industry girds for more oversight after accidents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Executives in the fledgling commercial U.S. space industry are bracing for increased scrutiny and oversight after two accidents last week, including one that killed a pilot, but say they view the mishaps as temporary setbacks that will not halt launches.

Mark Sirangelo, who leads the space division of privately held Sierra Nevada Corp, told industry executives Thursday that he expected the industry to learn from the accidents and urged a measured response by lawmakers.

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