5.02.2005

Missiles for China: OK. Space tourism for Britain: no way!

Your government at work: technology export rules are hindering Richard Branson's efforts to launch a space tourism company using technology licensed from American aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan.

Under the Clinton administration, big Democrat donor Bernie Schwartz and his company, Loral, gave missile technology to communist China, and walked away with a slap on the wrist. But Burt Rutan can't help Richard Branson, a citizen of America's closest ally, build a space bus for rich tourists?

HT: IPFreely.

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