Indemnification and Cross-waiver Authority: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, October 30, 1997, Volumen4


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Página 6 - Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you will give before this subcommittee will be, the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Página 3 - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPACE AND AERONAUTICS, COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 10:10 am, in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building, Hon.
Página 13 - Before the Subcomm. on Space Science and Applications of the House Comm. on Science and Technology.
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Página 11 - ... equipment and property. Further, the waivers are a mutual undertaking of the parties, who, if they can afford to be involved in space activity, are knowledgeable and sophisticated entities capable of protecting their own interests. Cross-waivers of liability were first implemented during the 1970s, and since that time have become the standard in the space launch world, both for commercial and government-sponsored activities. NASA has employed them, to great effect, throughout its long history...
Página 12 - States and recommended that clarification of that authority be obtained. Thus, in 1995, the President delegated to NASA authority to enter into cross-waivers of liability on behalf of the US Government with our foreign partners in international agreements. However, to...
Página 15 - NASA in 1979 contemplated protection of private "users" of Government-owned space vehicles. Of course, back then there were no other kinds of space vehicles. Congress in 1979 did not intend to make NASA an insurer or indemnitor of private users of private space vehicles, not only because no one asked for such authority, but also because in such a case there would be no NASA R&D link to the flight and such authority would have been an incongruous expansion of NASA's mission.
Página 12 - While there is no doubt about the utility and practice of using cross- waivers of liability, the Department of Justice, in conjunction with NASA and the Department of State, recently reviewed the legal authority employed for waiving claims of the United States and recommended that clarification of that authority be obtained.
Página 11 - Nearly a decade ago, the Congress specifically reassessed NASA's cross-waiver practice in its consideration of amendments to the Commercial Space Launch Act...
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