Re: SeaLaunch Ship Could Be Impounded
> Would Boeing have been able to get a license for this if they
> had applied for one?
I assume they will soon find out.
> That is, are Customs telling the whole truth
> etc. when they say, 'You need a license for this', or are Customs
> talking bullshit, and just want to bring this enterprise down any way
> they can?
Probably neither. The U.S. Customs Service is empowered well beyond
most police and regulatory agencies (so are many other countries'
customs agencies.) Most international trading companies have learned it
is best to say "mother may I" before testing customs agents. Either
Boeing was too dumb or arrogant to play the game by the rules.
Mark Reiff <mreiff1@xxxxxxxxxx>
Gratuitous political statement, look here ->
"I think we are all trying too hard to push space
versus finding the pulls that attract people and their money."
"The heavens reward great deeds, not excuses."
SeaLaunch Ship Could Be Impounded