Brewer signs 'out of this world' bill - Tucson News Now

Brewer signs 'out of this world' bill

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    TFD: Tucson toddler drowns in hot tub

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:58:19 GMT
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
    Capt. Baker said there's no rewind for this family. Tonight, they're dealing with a tragedy.
  • Police investigate robbery near Golf Links, Wilmot

    Police investigate robbery near Golf Links, Wilmot

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:16:44 GMT
    The suspect is now in custody.
    The suspect is now in custody.
  • Check your fridge: Kraft American cheese recall

    Check your fridge: Kraft American cheese recall

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-31 14:54:42 GMT
    Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular its single-slice American cheese.
    Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular its single-slice American cheese.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a bill that could help you travel into space one day.

She did it during a visit to a space engineering company in Tucson.

It goes beyond innovation in getting people to space; It creates an industry of taking passengers there.

The governor signed into law Arizona's way of recognizing two consenting parties can have a contract for commercial space flight. The law then allows World View, the company coordinating the balloon flights that go up 19 miles, to have insurance on such flights.

The governor has reservations about the bill but sees this as another opportunity for business in the state.

"I have to be honest with you, when I first heard of the bill, I thought it was a little out of the world. You know, what have they done now?" she said. "But then when you get educated on it, and hear about it, you talk to legislators about it. You know, it's just amazing where we've come and where we're headed."

Lawmakers expect the law to prove more flexible for business than what Texas and New Mexico crafted.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow