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Revived National Space Council Could Mean Space Policy Rethink

July 7, 2017

On Friday, June 30, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order reinstating within the White House the National Space Council, which was disbanded early in the...


Light Touch to Space Regulation under New House Bill

June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the House Subcommittee on Space will mark up the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act of 2017, representing the House’s next...


Moon Express Reveals Need for Space Law

June 6, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. —­­  The FAA appears “poised to make history by approving the first private space mission to go beyond Earth’s orbit,” according to the...


Space Property Legislation A Victory for Commercial Space, but Has Troubling Loophole

November 11, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Yesterday, the Senate approved by unanimous consent H.R. 2262, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act — legislation that recognizes property rights...


House Passes Asteroid Mining Bill, Senate Must Fix It

May 21, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation recognizing property rights in resources extracted from asteroids, and non-interference rights to asteroid mining operations....


Congress Should Fix Space Property Rights Bill

May 19, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — The House of Representatives is set to vote Thursday on legislation that would recognize space property rights for the first time under...