"Congress is clearly saying that it doesn't want to be a barrier," he said. "It wants to open doors and fly the American public into space." That was said by James Muncy, "a space policy consultant," on the news that the U.S. Congress had approved bills clearing the way for private space tourism.
It's not nearly the legislation I would want, since future regulations do loom, but it seems like it's enough of an opening for the business to get going.
One key aspect is that you are allowed to waive your right to sue and to fly at your own risk. Because, let's face it, going up that high is risky business.
Rhyme of the day:
Congress saved the day,
By getting the government out of the way.