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106 STAT. 5124 PUBLIC LAW 102-588—NOV. 4, 1992 launch sites, launch support facilities, space recovery sites, and space recovery support facilities, required to perform launch or space recovery activities; (13) the term "State" means the several States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and any other commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States; and (14) the term 'United States" means the States, collectively. SEC. 503. E3CrENSION OF GOVERNMENT PAYMENT OF EXCESS THIRD PARTYCLAIMS. Section 16(b)(5) of the Commercial Space Launch Act (49 App. U.S.C. 2615(b)(5)) is amended by striking 'Mihe date that is five years following the date of enactment of the Commercial Space Launch Act.Amendments of 1988" and inserting in lieu thereof "January 1, 2000". 15 USC 5803. SEC. 504. LAUNCH VOUCHER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. (a) COMMERCIAL SPACE VOUCHER DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM; EFFECTIVE PERIOD. —The Administrator shall establish a demonstration program to award vouchers for the payment of commercial launch services and payload integration services for the purpose of launching payloads funded by the Office of Commercial Programs Mrithin the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to become effective October 1, 1993. Such program shall not be effective after September 30, 1995. (b) AWARD OF VOUCHERS. —The Administrator shall award vouchers under subsection (a) to appropriate individuals as a part of grants administered by liie National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the launch of— (1) payloads to be placed in suborbital trajectories; and (2) small payloads to be placed in orbit. (c) ASSUMPTION OF CERTAIN KESPONSiBiliTiES. —In carrying out the demonstration program established under subsection (a), the Administrator, in awarding vouchers, is limited to the launch of payloads funded by the Office of Commercial Programs within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (d) ASSISTANCE. —The Administrator may provide voucher award recipients with such assistance, including contract formulation and technical support during the proposal evaluation, as may be necessary, to ensure the purchase of cost effective and reasonably reliable commercial laimch services and payload integration services. (e) REPORT.—The Administrator shall conduct an ongoing review of the program established under this section, and shall, not later than January 31, 1995, report to Congress the results of such a review, togetner with recommendations for further action relating to the program. 15 USC 5804. SEC. 506. SPACE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE MATCHING GRANTS. (a) DEFINITIONS. —For the purposes of this section— (1) the term "commercial space transportation infrastructure development" may include— (A) the construction or improvement of space transportation infirastructure within the United States;