Maria-Vittoria Carminati: “Space tourist flights
are scheduled to start in the next few years at
$90,000 to $200,000 a seat.” Photo by Jack Thompson.

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Space law is taking off

Posted Feb 1, 2013 2:59 AM CST
By Joe Dysart

Space is no legal vacuum: As extraterrestrial adventure changes from government goal to private enterprise, new opportunities in space law are emerging for the interplanetarily inclined.

“We are at the very beginning of a completely new, very sexy and incredibly challenging industry that will push the limits of human ingenuity,” says Jenifer K. Lamie, co-author of The Laws of Spaceflight. “If we can tailor the laws regulating the industry to foster growth—without being too overly sensitive to the inherent risks involved—I don’t see any limits to what we can accomplish in the future.”

The need for lawyers as equally at home with a rocket docking as they are with rocket-docketing will initially be driven by space tourism.

Read more: Space law is taking off – Magazine – ABA Journal.

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