FAA Terror Fears Grips Space Ind. in Laughter

Bin Laden space terroristForget about fears of foam insulation knocking tiles off the shuttle launcher, the FAA has laid down some new rules for space tourism which directly address the most over-hyped threat to space vehicles in history: terrorist hijackers. From the BBC Science report:

It has recommended security checks similar to those for airline passengers.

The FAA also suggests space tourism companies check the global “no-fly” list, from the US Homeland Security Department, to exclude potential terrorists.

Because apparently the nefarious astro Qaida has been meticulously planning to attack us from orbit with their secret space lasers (holding the world ransom for one meellion dollars, no doubt). Boogedy boogedy!

Previously: Space: The Final Regulatory Frontier

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

6 Comments
  1. Of course not! I’m an upstanding citizen of this country and will never question el presidente.

    I’m just amazed at the lengths they’ll go to get us because they hate our freedoms. I mean, that NASA helmet must have put him back at least 30 duckets on e-Bay. He even went the extra mile and got the beard guard.

  2. And when you leave earth’s atmosphere, does the government maintain jurisdiction over the void of space?

    Our government thinks that it’s god.

  3. And when you leave earth’s atmosphere, does the government maintain jurisdiction over the void of space?

    Yes… as well as “your” land down to the earth’s core.

    Welcome to America, “the land of golden opportunity”…