Michael Listner, Sunday, 12-1-13 December 1, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " SpaceX, 2004 National Space Transportation Policy, Apollo lunar landing sites, Bigelow Aerospace, commercial space, Dutch space law, enforcement regulations, European Code of Conduct, FAA launch license, GEO. space tourism, geopolitics, human spaceflight, Inspiration Mars, liability issues, lunar artifacts, Mars one, Michael Listner, NASA, property rights, self regulation, space debris, space law, treaties
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Michael Listner, Sunday, 12-1-13
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Guest: Michael Listner. Topics: Space law Review for 2013. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed Michael Listner back to the program for this space law review for 2013. On The Space Show blog at the end of the summary, you will find two presentations uploaded at Michael’s request. In the first segment of this 1 hour 57 minute discussion, Michael said it was a fruitful year for space law and policy. He suggested that the paradigm changer was private space development, at both the state and the federal legal picture. He talked much about the Outer Space Treaty (OST) which provides the legal basis for the U.S. to exercise control over its citizens launching anything to space anywhere in the world. This subject came up in reference to Mars One and some statements Michael made regarding there wanting to go elsewhere to avoid Dutch law. Michael explained how the OST presents the Dutch government with the same obligation for its citizens around the world as is the case with the U.S. Michael then brought us current with the European Code of Conduct, current modifications, and the impact it might have on U.S. space entrepreneurs and launchers such as SpaceX. He talked about how regulations get enforced as law & how they would make the voluntary code legally binding in our country. We talked about the need to get an FAA launch license for private companies and how that might be unavailable depending on regulations and political issues. For a government mission, there is no launch license requirement. This point was stressed when using SLS for Inspiration Mars came up for discussion.
In the second segment (note we had a phone interruption so there was a short additional break though most of it was edited out), there were several email questions and comments regarding Tito’s recent Inspiration Mars congressional testimony and what it might mean for space law issues if the mission became a NASA project. Allen asked a question about state law, specifically in California. Michael explained the relationship between state and federal law in space matters. During the discussion, Michael referenced many papers by different authors applicable to our discussion. Here are the links to those papers: Henry Hertzfeld & Scott Pace: http://science.time.com/2013/11/28/hands-off-our-lunar-landing-sites-not-so-fast; National Space Transportation Policy:
www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/national_space_transportation_policy_11212013.pdf; Established Practices for Human Spaceflight Occupant Safety www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/national_space_transportation_policy_11212013.pdf; Space Review article on commercial spaceflight self-regulation: www.thespacereview.com/article/2252/1; FAA decision: www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-12-02/html/2013-28405.htm. Our guest talked about these items during both segments of our show, stressing the geopolitical component. Near the end of the program, we talked about laws to protect the lunar Apollo landing sites and artifacts. In his concluding remarks, our guest stressed the need to play by the rules. Such rules may consist of state, federal, and international laws and regulations. Michael also talked about Bigelow Aerospace and his lunar cots like program suggested with NASA.
If you have questions/comments for Michael, post them on The Space Show blog. You can reach Michael through his website at www.spacelawsolutions.com.
Dr. George Robinson, Tuesday, 2-26-13 February 27, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: 1967 Outer Space Treaty, cyber sovereignty, Department of Defense, Dr. George Robinson, Habitation BLEO, Human Space Development, humans to Mars, international space partnerships, ISS, Journal of Space and Evolution, lunar base, NASA, national leadership, political leadership, post human, public/private partnerships, risk capital, space law, space migration, space migration public opinion., space property rights, Space Propulsion Synergy Team, space settlement, species extinction, survival of the species, trans human, transitional biology
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Dr. George Robinson, Tuesday, 2-26-13
Guest: Dr. George Robinson. Topics: Human species survival via space habitation BLEO. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information.
We welcomed back Dr. George Robinson to the show to discuss the imperative of human space development and the need to migrate to space and BLEO for human species survival. During the first segment of our 1 hour 55 minute program, Dr. Robinson put forth the basics supporting human species survival through space migration and permanent space habitation. During this initial segment, he introduced us to many concepts and components that support space migration. For example, we talked about the need for the creation of a unique private sector, specifically a cyber sovereign company or venture. Our guest also talked about these issues from the point of view of his being an evolutionary biologist with a background in biology and chemistry and serving as an evolutionary biologist throughout his legal, teaching, consulting and business career. Listeners asked our guest about space settlement as opposed to space migration and George explained the difference. Our guest also talked about species extinction and said humans were no exception to the threat of species extinction which is why species survival has become an important issue, one even considered by NASA, DARPA, and other national and international government agencies. Dr. Robinson introduced us to the Space Propulsion Synergy Team (SPST) and their October 2012 White Paper, “The Justification for Human Space Development and Habitation Beyond Low Earth Orbit: An Invitation for an Open National and Global Dialogue.” You can download this paper at http://www.eaglehill.us/subscriberSPAEVO/pdfs-policy-series/SPAEVO-policy-1.pdf. George supports the paper but does not think NASA is in a position to do this and in fact supports replacing NASA with a more nationally directed international space agency working toward species survival and space migration. The role of those not migrating to space was also discussed as they too have an important part to play in species survival. As this segment ended, George got a question about the newly proposed human Mars 501 day orbital loop flight. George suggested better options to support species survival & migration.
In our second segment, Dr. Robinson went into more detail about a cyber sovereign entity and the role of the private sector, plus the need for a unique global private sector. He further developed the role of the population in species survival, specifically for those not migrating to space. He received questions about current leadership and leadership challenges both here and around the world. We talked about public perception, species survival and space migration as hard sell issues to the public and our leaders. The need to have risk capital was discussed. In the context of risk capital, we talked about U.S. & global economic problems & the risk of excessive government regulation. As our program was ending, Dr. Robinson and I talked about the white paper recommendation for a national and global dialogue regarding these issues.
If you have comments/questions, post them on The Space Show blog. If you want to contact Dr. Robinson or the SPST or the Journal of Space & Evolution, you can do so through me at email@example.com.
John Batchelor “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 1-23-13 January 24, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: : John Batchelor, asteroid mining, Dr. David Livingston, John Batchelor Hotel Mars, mining law, Outer Space Treaty, space law, space property rights, Wayne White
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John Batchelor “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 1-23-13
Guests: John Batchelor, Wayne White, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Space law, space property rights, asteroid mining. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11 minute plus discussion, Wayne White and I talked with John Batchelor about space property rights and the absence of them, asteroid mining, the Outer Space Treaty, space law, and viewing the coming commercial space activity with asteroid mining as being similar to the 49er days of early California. John asked lots of questions comparing this period to what he sees as the coming future for asteroid mining. Wayne talked about mining law, legal claims through the diplomatic process and more.
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Dr. Edythe Weeks, Tuesday, 11-20-12 November 21, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "Outer Space Development, benefit sharing, capitalism, citizen science, commercial space development, Common Heritage of Mankind, creating an ideological shift, Dr. Edythe (Edy) Weeks, environmental issues, giggle factor, IAF, International Institute of Space Law, international relations, International Relations and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds, NewSpace, nonprofit, private investment, public/private partnerships, revenue sharing, space entrepreneurism, space law, space mining, space property rights. The Outer Space Treaty, space resources, space tourism, tattoos, taxes, The Moon Treaty, United Nations, venture capital
Dr. Edythe Weeks, Tuesday, 11-20-12
Tags: 7th Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law, Air & Space Law, Chuck Dickey, commercial space, international law, internships, John Wood, Journal of Space Law., law school, National Center for Remote Sensing, Nick Welly, Outer Space Treaty, planetary protection, Remote Sensing, Res Communis, space law, University of Mississippi
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National Center For Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law, Friday, 10-12-12
With Chuck Dickey, John Wood, & Nick Welly
Guests: Chuck Dickey, John Wood, Nick Welly. Topics: We discuss the NationalCenter for Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law at Ole Miss. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed our three guests to the program to discuss the benefits and services provided to the U.S. along with the global space community by the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law as well as the quality legal education afforded the students pursuing an interest in space law. Visit their website for more information and for the publications and events mentioned during our discussion: www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu. Our program started with an opening statement about the Center by each of our three guests. As you will hear, John and Nick were students at the Center while Chuck has been a user of services provided by the Center as well as providing internship opportunities for the space law students. Each guest told just how important the Center was and still is to them and their work. Throughout our program, we talked about the Center Director, Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz who has been a guest on this program several times in the past. In our first segment, we talked about international space law, U.S. space law, and other space law schools, comparing their programs to those offered by the National Center. Specific issues such as remote sensing were highlighted as was commercial space, and telecommunications. Published by the National Center, the Journal of Space Law was discussed, including the archival base as well as new issue subscriptions. We talked about some of the articles published in it and the publication as an outstanding resource for space law and researchers in general. Also mentioned was the Res Communis blog which is a free subscription providing important and timely information about aviation and space law issues. Michael called in to talk about academics, treaty space law, international space law issues, and the contributions to the field from the Center. He mentioned the upcoming 7th Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law in Washington, DC, an event sponsored by the Center. You can find out more about this event on the Center’s website.
In our short second segment, I asked about planetary protection and Article 9 of the OST based on our program earlier in the week with the director of NASA’s Planetary Protection office. Our guests told us about their studies and work in this area and the relevance of this to the work of the Center. Listener Sagi called in to talk about the Center and how it has benefitted him in his law practice & more. I also thanked him for his part in helping me set up this program with our three guests. Other topics during this segment included commercial space, commercial space companies, other space law programs in the U.S. and around the world, plus the European Code of Conduct for Outer Space Development. Our three guests left us with meaningful closing comments which you definitely want to hear.
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Susan Holden Martin, Monday, 7-30-12 July 31, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Sky Crane, "Seven Minutes of Terror, Curiosity, JPL, large payload landings on Mars, Mars program, Mars Science Lab, Mars Society Conference 2012, Mars Society UK, MDRS, NASA, Pasadena Convention Center, Planetfest 2012, space law, Susan Holden Martin, The Mars Society, The Planetary Society
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Susan Holden Martin, Monday, 7-30-12
Guest: Susan Holden Martin. Topics: Mars Society 2012 Conference, MSL & Curiosity landing, JPL. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted
without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed Susan Holden Martin, the new Executive Director of The Mars Society, to the program to discuss this year’s conference, the MSL mission & landing, and more. You can follow along with us regarding the conference program at www.marssociety.org/convention2012. The conference is being held in Pasadena, CA from August 3-5 at the Pasadena Convention Center. As our program was an ongoing conference and JPL-Mars Science Lab discussion, I am summarizing our discussion without regard to segments. Note the discussion on conference registration and hotels in the area given the conference begins in just a few days and online registration is now closed. We summarized most of the agenda, highlighted the special programs, panels, and guests, and talked conference logistics. Listeners asked about the Curiosity landing, putting heavy payloads on the surface of Mars, and the Sky Crane which will be used in the landing process. Later in the program, Susan discussed the arrangements with The Planetary Society & their program at the Pasadena Convention Center, Planetfest 2012 which is going on at the same time. We also talked about the Conference banquet, the award to Elon Musk, Falcon 9 models on Amazon (use the OGLF code if you buy one so that Amazon will donate to The Space Show, www.amazon.com/SpaceX-Falcon-Dragon-Flying-Rocket/dp/B006GX14R8/ref=onegiantlea20). Another key part of the conference is direct feed from JPL to see the Curiosity landing Sunday evening, August 5, 10:30 PM PDT. During the last few minutes of the
program, Susan updated us on other Mars Society programs including MDRS, the University Rover Competition, the Musk Observatory, the Mars Society in the UK, and more.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog. If you have conference questions or want to be in touch with Ms. Martin, you can email her at email@example.com.
Kepler Space Institute Webinar, Sunday, 2-5-12 February 5, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: Dr. Bob Krone, Dr. Joel Isaacson, Dr. Richard Kirby, Dr. Robert Frantz, Dr. Sherry Bell, Hilton Head, Kepler Space Institute, Kepler Space Institute Convention, Kids in Space., Law of Space Abundance, Moon Arts Project, NSS, Pizzo electric effect, real time data gathering at space conferences, recursive distinctioning, SC, Space Culture and Art, space law, space solar power
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Kepler Space Institute Webinar, Sunday, 2-5-12
http://vimeo.com/channels/thespaceshow To see the webinar
Guests: Dr. Bob Krone, Dr. Sherry Bell, Dr. Robert Frantz. Topics: KeplerSpaceUniversity, the development of the Kepler Space Institute, the KSI Convention, & cutting edge space research & education. THE SPACE SHOW VIMEO CHANEL FOR VIDEO IS http://vimeo.com/channels/thespaceshow. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomed our three guests, Dr. Bob Krone, Dr. Sherry Bell & Dr. Robert Frantz to this special webinar Space Show two hour program to discuss the Kepler Space University, the development of the Kepler Space Institute (KSI) and the upcoming KSI Convention to be held at Hilton Head, SC. from March 14-16, 2012. Please note that this program is archived as both a traditional Space Show audio only program and as a webinar video on The Space Show Vimeo Channel per the above URL. Both formats will be available simultaneously. Our discussion started with Dr. Krone providing us with the history for the Kepler Space Institute and University, followed by a Power Point presentation by Dr. Frantz sharing with us the KSI facilities and programming development plans. Our focus then turned to the upcoming KSI Convention. For more information, please visit the following Kepler websites: www.keplerspaceinstitute.info for convention information and registration and www.keplerspaceuniversity.com forKeplerUniversity and general Kepler information. Our three guests shared the microphone to tell us about the topics, programming, and cutting edge focus not only for the convention, but for Kepler. In addition, during the first hour of our program we talked about art and culture issues related directly to space science, exploration and development. We also talked about the innovative concept of real-time data and information gathering and how it will be used at the KSI Convention.
In the second hour of our webinar, we talked about the cutting edge research by Dr. Joel Isaacson regarding Recursive Distinctioning. Dr. Isaacson wrote Ch. 24 in the book “Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans In Space. ” This chapter is available for reading/downloading on The Space Show Blog entry for this program per the above URL. As you will hear, the convention has a sharp focus on Kids in Space and developing programs to encourage younger students to get interested in the STEM programs along with space related fields of study/interest. The convention will have segments on space law and the quality of laws based on the respective work of frequent Space Show guests, Declan O’Donnell and Dr. David Schrunk. Space Solar Power has the attention of the convention along with other research, historical, cultural, and space themed topics.
Please post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog URL above. If you want to get in touch with either of our three guests, you can do so through me or through the KSI website.
NOTE: Chapter 24 Ch. 24 in the book “Beyond Earth: The Future Of Humans In Space.” The Intelligence Nexus in Space Exploration: Interfaces Among Terrestrial, Artifactual and Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is here:
Michael Listner, Monday, 1-2-12 January 2, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: arbitration agreements, Article 9 of the Outer Space Treaty, Austrian domestic space law, benefit sharing, careers in space law, Chinese space policy, DOD space, Draft Treaty On The Prevention Of The Placement Of Weapons In Outer Space, ESA, European Code of Conduct For Outer Space Activities, FAA, Google Lunar X-Prize, Indian space policy, international treaties, ISS, launching country, Liability Convention, lunar artifacts, lunar mineral extraction, Michael Listner, Moon Treaty, NASA, New Space, Outer Space Treaty, Registration Convention, rogue nations, SLS, space law, space property rights, space weapons, The Space Review, The Threat Or Use Of Force Against Outer Space Objects (PPWT)., Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures (TCBMs), United Nations space treaties, voluntary agreement
Michael Listner, Monday, 1-2-12
Guest: Michael Listner. Topics: National and international space law issues including property rights, the Moon Treaty & more. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We welcomes Michael Listner to the program to discuss national and international space law issues and related matters. We started out discussing the new Austrian domestic space law and inquiring of our guest why we should take note of this Austrian law here in the U.S. As you will hear from Mr. Listner, the new Austrian law relates specifically to the UN space treaties and plays a role in international space law. Our guest wrote a recent article on this subject in The Space Review on Dec. 12, 2011. You can read his article at www.thespacereview.com/article/1988/1. Another interesting article of his you might value is in DefensePolicy.org from July 7, 2011 and titled “TCBMs: A New Definition and New Role for Outer Space Security.” You can download it at www.defensepolicy.org/2011/michlis/tcbms-a-new-definition-and-new-role-for-outer-space-security. Our discussion then focused on launching country issues and liability, satellite operations in different countries and both the Liability and the Registration U.N. Conventions. This discussion led us to talking about the European Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities and Michael updated us on the status of this voluntary agreement, both on the international front as well as here in the U.S. Other issues discussed in this segment included space debris and the Draft Russian Chinese Treaty On The Prevention Of The Placement Of Weapons In Outer Space (PPWT). We also talked about the Chinese GPS system covering Asia, its military focus, and Chinese geo political intersects. Michael then introduced us to Transparency and Confidence Building Measures (TCBMs) as alternatives to treaties. This prompted several listener questions and comments about “so called” government transparency, the word of governments, and their effectiveness so far. This was an interesting discussion, especially when I asked our guest for his personal opinion on these types of agreements. Space tourism became a subject and we spent some time on the liability issues and the states that have passed liability protection laws for the space companies. Jack from Virginia was listening and provided us with important information about the Virginia law which he largely authored and which has become a model for the laws in Florida, Texas, and New Mexico. We spent the rest of the first segment talking about liability and space tourism issues. In the second segment, Helen asked if funding levels for NASA and space interests correlated to up’s and downs in space policy. As you will hear, most policy is driven by politics, not funding levels. There were lots of questions about the legality of the Moon Treaty and its applicability to commercial space, even Google Lunar X Prize contestants. We fielded questions on lunar mineral extractions as well as messing with Apollo artifacts on the Moon. We then jumped over to property rights and what this actually means regarding space issues. As we were nearing the end of our discussion, I asked Michael if space law was largely an academic field or if it was becoming a career choice field in terms of practical application. He said it was becoming more and more practical and more and more schools were offering commercial law classes. If you have comments or questions for Michael Listner, please post them on the blog URL above.