FAA Wants to Regulate Space Advertising

From CNN: No billboards in space.

The Federal Aviation Administration proposed Thursday to amend its regulations to ensure that it can enforce a law that prohibits “obtrusive” advertising in zero gravity. “Objects placed in orbit, if large enough, could be seen by people around the world for long periods of time,” the FAA said in a regulatory filing.

I’m torn between really liking the concept of preventing space-based advertising, and being fairly horrified at the notion that the FAA would just up and suggest that it has any business regulating such activity.

Am I a free-market wolf in liberal sheep’s clothing? A closet libertarian? I have to wonder sometimes.

One Response to “FAA Wants to Regulate Space Advertising”

  1. Robert Says:

    I think that is a bit bloody cheeky of FAA to try and regulate space, who do they think they are? Jedi Knights ??????

    I reckon any poor bugger that went to such length to put something in space to Advertise (which in sheer size alone would have to be Gigantic!!!!! Miles Long !!! ) should be allowed to do so !! Imagine using it to propose to your Partner !!!!!

    What a Trip!!!!

    I can See the Coy Puns now… Advertise your business today!! FREE “SPACE” Available!!!!!!!

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