May 13, 2008
First space lawyer graduates
If there are going to be space tourists then its natural that there will be angry customers. They may sue the future space hotels to simply know why space walks aren’t encouraged while docking to space hotels? Future astronauts may need them to decide who is allotted how much time to use the internet or even control over the water quota. To face such and related issues that may arise from continues stay in space a university has decided to teach space law as a subject. Michael Dodge of Long Beach, Miss., earned the first space law degree through the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the university’s law school. No we aren’t kidding! This university offers the only dedicated aerospace law curriculum in the nation from an American Bar Association-accredited law school, and requires courses on U.S. space and aviation law, international space and aviation law, and remote sensing.
The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law was founded in 1999. Let’s just hope there aren’t many conflicts relating to space junk accumulated over the years hitting a space tourist taking a walk. Yikes!