Re: You've gotta be in it to win it!
Once the Department of Homeland Security (what a misnomer) gets wind of the app to the FAA, there will be much screaming in the Washington HQ about a bunch of damn foreigners wanting to come to the wonderful USA to launch a rocket. It's a terrorist plot I tell you. Then a couple of Congresscritters will get wind and they'll want to investigate both El Reg and the FAA. $50 million later in expenses, 1 year for Congressional hearings, and then 6 months to one year for the furor that be blown out of proportion in the press... you'll get your paperwork approved.