[SpaceProgram] Underwater laboratory for Space exploration
jrs at mach30.org
Thu Aug 2 20:32:10 CEST 2012
This is J. Simmons from Mach 30 (http://mach30.org/). To answer the
question about fines and jail time for ITAR violations, check out this part
of the Wikipedia article to get an idea of how far the US government will
go to enforce it.
For more info, check out the Annotated ITAR (
And you can see Mach 30's strategy for dealing with ITAR here (
http://mach30.org/2011/10/25/what-about-itar/). As a side note, the idea
of developing technology for an alternate use case like underwater habitats
is very much in line with some of our thinking.
On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM, David <ainut at hiwaay.net> wrote:
> Um, how can that be? Has it happened to you?
> David M.
> Jerry Isdale wrote:
> Underwater systems are also not so readily covered under ITAR - that is
> USA residents can talk about the technical details on public forums,
> conferences, etc. Discussions of tech for space itself (eg rockets,
> guidance, launch etc) will quickly attract attention of US Dept of State
> and can result in big fines and jail time.
> Jerry Isdale
> On Aug 1, 2012, at 7:43 PM, Paul Szymkowiak wrote:
> > This got me to thinking about HSP supporting underwater habitats,
> education and research.
> +1 from me. I think that's a great way to engage the earth-bound
> community, and a great way to trial aspects of space-bound research prior
> to deployment in space.
> > a neighbor who mentioned noticing my participation in the OpenROV
> Great to see the KickStarter was funded so well!
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