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Arizona Legislature Considers Limited Liability Bill for Space Companies

Arizona is looking to emulate its neighbor, New Mexico, by passing a bill protecting space companies from being sued for injuring or killing passengers: A bill at the Arizona Legislature would give space flight companies — yes space flight companies — protections against being sued. The measure is aimed at helping possible space tourism and commercial space flights being planned in southern parts of the state. House Bill 2163 creates […]

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  • January 18, 2014
Arizona Mulls Tax Credits to Attract Aerospace, Defense Firms

Tax credits urged for defense, aerospace
The Arizona Republic

Tax cuts recently enacted by the state Legislature are a good start, but they do little to immediately help aerospace and defense firms that want to move or expand in Arizona, a local economic-development official says.


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  • March 10, 2011
Arizona Could Benefit From New NASA Plan, But Giffords Still Skeptical

Asteroid Ida

The Tucson Chronicle has an interesting article about how NASA’s new human spaceflight program could bring substantial federal funding to Southern Arizona. This prospect poses an interesting dilemma for Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a critic of the program who chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology’s subcommittee on space and aeronautics.

A human mission to an asteroid “certainly requires homework to be done” in picking safe and useful objects to visit, said Mark Sykes, director and CEO of the Tucson-based Planetary Science Institute. “A lot of that work can be done in Arizona,” he said…


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  • April 30, 2010
Arizona Becoming Aerospace Hub

Collectively, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Tempe are home to more than 200 private firms, a state university, community college and an Air Force lab, all of which are engaged in a range of aerospace manufacturing and research, from helicopter assembly to space technology.

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  • June 2, 2009
Arizona Develops Into Aerospace Hub

Southeast Valley becoming aerospace business hub

With a multibillion-dollar economic impact, the aerospace industry soars as the Southeast Valley’s payroll leader, one of the region’s largest employers and a workplace for some of Arizona’s top research talent.


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  • April 11, 2009