The FAA already regulates commercial spaceflight; NASA is not a regulatory agency. Once it was an R&D agency. <br /><br />For NACA, industry was the customer. <br />For industry today, NASA is the customer. <br /><br />The role reversal could not be more complete. Yet Mr. Griffin has said that he sees no reason to use his budget to help industry develop new technology. One might hope he would read the history of his own agency.