Thoughts on H.R. 2262, Section 107, the Federal Courts and Commercial Space [Updated]

The “Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015” (H.R. 2262) has a significant provision that would grant the federal courts of the United States exclusive jurisdiction over any legal actions arising out of a launch license issued by the FAA. H.R. 2262 states in part: SEC. 107. FEDERAL JURISDICTION.    Section 50914 of title […]

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Addressing Media Missteps About The Outer Space Treaty and Water Sources on Mars

On September 28th, NASA made an exciting announcement about evidence from orbiting and surface spacecraft, which suggests the existence of flowing water on Mars. The announcement was met with enthusiasm by the scientific and advocacy community; however, some in the media allege even if it is ultimately proven flowing water exists on Mars, international law […]

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