Below is a link to the Memorandum I sent to the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which was entered into the record at the request of Senator Maggie Hassen (D-NH). 5-17-2017 Memorandum to Subcommittee Senate Commerce AdvertisementsRead more "Testimony entered into the record for Senate Subcommittee Hearing Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space"
Having examined a copy of the proposed American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act of 2017 several things jumped out at me as potentially concerning that would need to be discussed in greater depth. That being the case, this post isn’t an in-depth analysis of the proposed Act but rather a few thoughts about what I […]Read more "Commercial Space Activities Are Not a Right"
There has been focus on the Outer Space Treaty as of late that has brought back the discussion of whether the United States should amend or withdraw so as to loose the binds on private industry. This was taken up by Bob Zimmerman in an article he wrote and more recently at hearing of the […]Read more "Issue XIII of The Précis: The Outer Space Treaty"
The following is a letter I submitted to the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness on April 21, 2017 for consideration to be added to the record. 4-21-2017 Letter to Subcommittee Science Space & CompetitivnessRead more "Letter to Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness"
Issue XII, Special Issue, of The Précis is now out to Subscribers. Issue XII takes a look at the legal theory behind the concept of “space resources” and breaks down the fundamental law surrounding space resources and the international legal theories to justify the concept. You can receive a free issue or subscribe to The […]Read more "Issue XII (Special Issue) of The Précis re: Space Resources"
The 1st Quarter 2017, Issue XI, of The Précis is now out to Subscribers. Highlights of this 53-page Issue includes: Round-up of space-related domestic legislation; A summation of the 2017 NASA Transition and Authorization Act; A guest analysis of the UK Draft Spaceflight Bill; A summary of recent additions to the United Nations Registry of […]Read more "1st Quarter 2017, Issue XI, of The Précis"
Below is the Memorandum I sent to the Subcommittee on Space discussing the international legal obligations for private space activities under Article VI. 3-3-2017 Memroradum to Subcommittee Space, House Science Space and TechnologyRead more "Memorandum to Subcommittee on Space"