Space Tourists Can't Sue: And Take a Look at Their Insurance Policy
Using any of these will void the policy.
With NASA getting out of the shuttle business, the next big thing is expected to be space tourism.
It can be a dangerous thing, but luckily there is the Texas Legislature to make sure, as they always do, that no one can sue a company for pretty much any reason. Legislators have introduced a bill to limit the liability of companies that provide space tourism.
We assume space tourists will then seek out insurance policies to cover themselves; we also assume insurance companies will cover their asses to the fullest extent possible in order to prevent paying anything out.
We've come across a draft of a future space-tourist insurance policy, and it is indeed an admirable document.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.