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"
Issue X of The Précis analyzes Japan’s attempt to demonstrate space debris remediation with emphasis on whether the attempt created a customary practice. You can get this issue and much more with a one-year subscription to The Précis.Read more "Issue X, Special Issue, of The Precis"
Originally posted on Roger Launius's Blog:
Artist’s conception of lunar mining, after 2020, artwork by Pat Rawlings. Many believe that the resource rich Moon may one day sustain human efforts to remain in space indefinitely. The two separate treaty regimes—The Antarctic Treaty of 1960 and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967—worked relatively well in…
One of the more popular concepts of new space advocates is the idea of commercial companies performing salvage of derelict satellites and space debris in orbit for profit. The idea of salvage in outer space is echoed by futurists and enthusiasts alike both latching onto and comparing the maritime concept of salvage to a future […]Read more "Clearing Up Misconceptions About “Salvage” in Outer Space"
January 27, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty being opened for signature. I created a 14 minute video on my YouTube channel talking about the Outer Space Treaty with some thoughts about its future. You can find a link to the video here: https://youtu.be/LQrC7JwBqSMRead more "The Outer Space Treaty Turns 50"
I was remiss for mentioning the ABA Journal named Space Thoughts to its ABA Journal Blawg 100 list for 2016. I am pleased to see Space Thoughts achieve this recognition and will work to make an informative and useful blog in the coming year.Read more "ABA Journal Blawg 100"