The NFPA Standards Council approved a new project to develop requirements for privately operated spaceports. After a review of all information provided, the Council voted to approve the development of a new technical committee and directed that a call for members be published. Staff will return to the Council meeting in April, with a proposed start-up roster and a scope for the committee.
This new standard will establish guidance on the construction and operation of facilities used to house, maintain, and deploy rockets (solid and liquid), space planes, and other similar craft. It will also provide recommendations on static stands used for testing and the development of rockets and space planes, among others.
If interested in participating in standards development regarding spaceports as a technical committee member, please submit an application by February 27, 2019. Submit online application