[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 51 (Thursday, March 17, 2005)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 12966]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-5089]


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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

14 CFR Part 1214

[Notice: 05-045]
RIN 2700-AC39


Small Self-Contained Payloads (SSCPs)

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: NASA is removing the rule on ``Small Self-Contained Payloads 
(SSCPs).'' This rule established the rules on Space Shuttle services 
that are provided by NASA to participants in the SSCP program. Removal 
of this rule will terminate the SSCP program.

DATES: This regulation is effective March 17, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Sweet, (202) 358-3784.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Vision for Space Exploration, announced 
in January 2004, directs NASA to implement a sustained and affordable 
human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyond. The 
first step toward accomplishing these goals is returning the Space 
Shuttle to safe flight and fulfilling NASA's obligations to its 
international partners in assembling the International Space Station. 
As NASA returns the Space Shuttle to flight, new safety enhancements 
and a backlog of Space Station up-mass requirements will severely 
constrain the Agency's ability to launch secondary and tertiary 
payloads aboard the Space Shuttle. Once assembly of the International 
Space Station is complete, NASA plans to retire the Space Shuttle. 
Consistent with this new direction and the lack of future flight 
opportunities, NASA has determined that the SSCP program cannot be 
sustained as a viable activity, and the program has been terminated. 
Therefore, NASA has determined that 14 CFR Ch. V 1214.9 is no longer 
applicable and should be removed.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 1214

    Government employees, Government procurement, Security measures, 
Space transportation and exploration.

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Therefore, under the authority of 42 U.S.C. 2451 et seq., 14 CFR 
subpart 1214.9, consisting of Sec. Sec.  1214.900 through 1214.912, is 
removed.

Subpart 1214.9--[Removed]

Sean O'Keefe,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-5089 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]
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