Space Thoughts has been inactive for awhile due mainly to time constraints and other writing commitments. I am looking forward to this blog and making more updates soon. -MJL AdvertisementsRead more "An Update…"
While there are many issues that occupy my thoughts about commercial space, one that I find particularly tedious is the issue of safety. A colleague of mine is noted for his views on “safety” and wrote a book, which I recommend you read regardless of your views on the issue, but my ire is directed […]Read more "It’s Time to Shatter the Illusion of “Safety” in Spaceflight."
The 60th anniversary of Sputnik-1 by the Soviet Union is rightfully recognized as marking a significant step in the space age, but equally important is its contribution to space law in that essentially brought space law out of theory and into practice. Up until that time, there were two conflicting views of the accessibility of […]Read more "Sputnik, Space Law and the Future of Custom"
Originally posted on RealSpaceStrategy:
? Recently, I heard a future military leader (someone who should have known better) use the following words in a sentence…”We create our enemies.” Up to that point I was listening and finding much of what was said to be different but not worth engaging. Upon hearing this, however, I had…
I did a short (less than 20 minutes) video on the topic of space resources. You can find the video on Space Law and Policy Solution’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/spacelawpolicy/videos/812383192261718Read more "Space Resources"
The federal district court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in the above matter on July 12, 2017. I did a short video on the Court’s Order in this matter. The link to the video on YouTube can be found here. Also, I’ve uploaded the Order on DARPA Motion to Dismiss The Order makes […]Read more "Orbital ATK v. Walker (DARPA)"
The newly appointed Air Force Secretary, Heather Wilson, made an noteworthy comment the day after her confirmation as Air Force Secretary regarding U.S. Air Force space doctrine. Secretary Wilson made the comment when testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces subcommittee. Secretary Wilson noted before the subcommittee space is not a “benign” environment […]Read more "Does the New Air Force Posture Towards Outer Space Portend or Prod a Shift in U.S. National Security Space Policy?"