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October 10, 1967: Old Devil Moon

The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (commonly  known as TPGASEUOSMOCB?) is an agreement among nations that forms the basis of international space law. 358 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

UNESCO on the Moon? Heritage Protection in Outer Space

Wednesday marks the 60th anniversary of the flight of Sputnik, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 8, the first flight to ‘leave Earth’s gravity well’ and fly around the Moon, and we’re rapidly approaching the 50th anniversary of the first-time human beings walked on another celestial body. 1,274 more words

Space Law and Space Mining

This week I attended the fourth meeting of The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group[1] (I am an observer). After the publication of draft building blocks, I will do another post on them and the Working Group itself but in the meantime, I thought that I would take this opportunity to discuss space mining in general. 1,341 more words

Building a ‘Space Nation’

Between Asgardia[1] and Elon Musk inspired talk of Mars colonies, there has been quite a bit of discussion of colonization of space and celestial bodies and the possibility of setting up a space nation recently. 1,391 more words

Luxembourg’s New Space Law

Luxembourg has become the second nation, the first in Europe, to provide a legal framework for space resource utilization activities (i.e. space mining). Their law comes into force a little over a week from now, on 1 August 2017, and an English translation can be found… 1,007 more words

Q&A About a Space Studies Graduate Program (Part 1)

If you know me in person or via the internet, then you’ll know I caught the space bug a few years back. My curiosity couldn’t simply be satiated by watching NASA livestreams or trying to parse out complex space engineering articles – nay, I decided to take the leap into the world of outer space via academia. 3,087 more words


Outer Space: The Final Frontier or the Final Battlefield?

By: Emily Taft

Current law concerning the militarization and weaponization of outer space is inadequate for present times. The increased implementation of “dual-use” space technologies poses obstacles for the demilitarization of space. 69 more words