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This Week on The Space Show

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston: Tuesday, July 12 — 7 PM PDT (9 PM CDT; 10 PM EDT): Guests: Gary Calnan. Our guest talks Cislunar Industries, debris removal and more. Check out his website, Wednesday, July 13 — 10 PM PDT (12 AM CDT; 1 AM EDT): Hotel Mars pre-recorded with Laura Montgomery. Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Laura Montgomery Artemis and space law Friday, July 15 — 9:30-11 […]

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  • July 11, 2022
This Week on The Space Show

This week on The Space Show with Dr. David Livingston: 1. Tuesday, June. 21, 2022; 7 pm PST (9 pm CST, 10 pm EST): We welcome Phil Swan and Ceana Prado Nickel to discuss their project described at 2. Hotel Mars – Wednesday, June. 22, 2022; 1:00 pm PST (3:00 pm CST, 4:00 pm EST): Douglas Messier of Parabolic Arc will talk with Dr. David Livingston and John Batchelor about the FAA and Boca Chica, Musk and regulatory concerns for humans to Mars. 3. […]

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  • June 21, 2022
ispace Applauds Japan’s Passage of Space Resources Law

The Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities Related to the Exploration and Development of Space Resources was passed by the National Diet of Japan 

Tokyo, Japan, June 15 – ispace, inc. (ispace) issued the following statement regarding the passage of the Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities Related to the Exploration and Development of Space Resources by the National Diet of Japan on June 15, 2021. 

Statement by Takeshi Hakamada, Founder & CEO, ispace: 

“We enthusiastically support the passage of Japan’s space resources law and applaud the nonpartisan parliamentary group of diet members for taking a swift action to lead the world in this endeavor, alongside other nations who have recently passed similar legislation or who may be in preparations to do so. I am very certain that this rule making effort will bring opportunities and  order to commercial activities and should offer a strong sense of the future growth of our industry, as well as the sustainable future of humanity, to many stakeholders worldwide.” 

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  • June 20, 2021
Space Launch from British Soil One Step Closer
Sutherland launch complex. (Credit: HIE)
  • government on course to legislate for UK spaceflight by the end of this year
  • first-ever launch into space from British soil could have lift-off in the early 2020s
  • UK spaceflight plans would create high-skilled jobs in an industry worth £14.8 billion, as we build back better from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

LONDON, March 5, 2021 (UK Department for Transport PR) — A giant leap in British spaceflight history is being made today (5 March 2021) as the government publishes its commercial spaceflight consultation response, paving the way for space launches from UK soil.

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  • March 5, 2021
Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies Approves Laws to Reinforce Legal Framework for Space Operators

LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — On 10 December two new laws enhancing Luxembourg’s legal framework for space activities authorisation and supervision were submitted to Parliament for approval. The legislation responds to a growth and diversification of activities carried out by space players, especially from private industry.

The Chamber of Deputies unanimously voted the law on the approval of the Convention of the Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space (draft law n° 7270) and the Law on Space Activities (draft law n° 7317) was passed by 58 votes in favour and 2 against.

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  • December 24, 2020
Secure World Foundation Joins Working Group on Use of Space Resources

secure_worldBROOMFIELD, Colo. (SWF) — Secure World Foundation (SWF) will play a leading role in a working group seeking to develop policy “building blocks” for the development and use of space resources.

SWF will join with the University of Leiden’s Institute of Air and Space Law to support an international effort to clarify rights and obligations in the emerging space-mining industry.

“Space mining is inspiring both intense interest and intense debate,” said SWF Executive Director, Michael Simpson. “Our goal is to identify common ground so that governments can know how to respond and investors and entrepreneurs can know what to expect.”


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  • October 11, 2015
The Space Review This Week

This week in The Space Review… Space law and the new era of commercial spaceflight As commercial spaceflight, including both suborbital and orbital human flights, become more common, these applications will raise new legal issues. Christopher J. Newman and Ben Middleton discuss some of the issues that space law experts will have to grapple with in the near future. Tough decisions ahead for planetary exploration Last month the planetary science […]

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  • April 5, 2011
The Space Review: Patent Rights, Space Science and Big Bird

This week in The Space Review…. Patent rights and flags of convenience in outer space The effective commercialization of space requires a legal regime that, among other things, protects the intellectual property rights of companies doing work there. Matthew J. Kleiman describes a potential loophole in international space law that could undermine that legal protection. Merging human spaceflight and science at NASA Space science and human spaceflight, long foes in […]

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  • February 8, 2011
British Version of NASA Possible

UK deserves more bang for its buck as minister hints at a British Nasa
The Scotsman

After decades in which successive British governments have considered human spaceflight an expensive distraction, the science minister, Lord Drayson yesterday refused to rule out the creation a British Nasa.


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  • July 13, 2009