51 U.S. Code § 70702 - Establishment of Commission

§ 70702.
Establishment of Commission
(a)Establishment.—The President shall establish an independent, nonpartisan Commission within the executive branch to investigate any incident that results in the loss of—
a space shuttle;
the International Space Station or its operational viability;
any other United States space vehicle carrying humans that is owned by the Federal Government or that is being used pursuant to a contract with the Federal Government; or
a crew member or passenger of any space vehicle described in this subsection.
(b)Deadline for Establishment.—
The President shall establish a Commission within 7 days after an incident specified in subsection (a).

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


42 U.S.C. 16842.

Pub. L. 109–155, title VIII, § 822, Dec. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2941.


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