Introduction One of the vexing issues facing international space law is the legal status of tourists who will take advantage of commercial spaceflight capabilities both sub-orbital and orbital as they become available. While these capabilities have yet to come on line, some providers are selling slots in advance to individuals who wish to experience sub-orbital […]Read more "The Interaction of the Definition of Astronaut and International Law"
This isn’t the greatest Hotel Mars segment I’ve done, and I think John got a little carried away with “space pirates” and what-not. Not a lot of time to discuss a complex topic, but such is the nature of talk-radio. John also posted a YouTube video of the show. You can see John but not […]Read more "John Batchelor Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 11-18-15"
A recent essay in The Space Review discusses a plan to effectuate space debris remediation. While their space debris remediation scheme raises a lot of questions, the authors make a puzzling comment towards the end of their essay with reference to Article IX. Article IX of the OST, among other things, calls on nations to […]Read more "Space Debris Remediation and the Customary Usage of Article IX"
Joan Freese-Johnson and I collaborated on an op-ed for Space News on December 8, 2014 exploring the possible intentions and purpose of a prior Russian mystery-spacecraft, Object 2014-28E. While the actions of NORAD 40258 are different and in some cases more alarming than those of Object 2014-28E, the analysis in this piece is applicable. As […]Read more "Revisting NORAD 40258 and the Activities of Object 2014-28E"
My appearance on the Space Show, November 2, 2015 is now archived.Read more "Michael Listner, Sunday, 11-1-15"