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Old 12-15-2016, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Stranger On A Train View Post
Not State Department; Federal Aviation Administration licensing for launches by US flag companies even if operating on foriegn launch facilities, the intent being preventing US companies from circumventing safety or liability just by offshoring their launch. That is part of what has kept SpaceX launching from the US rather than a geographically preferable site ... [snip]
Ah ... makes sense ... I don't think the State Government of California would be able to fly the Panamanian flag ... but then again this is what kept SpaceX inside the US, it would also keep California in the US for her launches ... she just has to follow the same rules as SpaceX ...

Might be cheapest for The Donald to just let California pay for the existing program ...