publication . Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine . 2004

Legal Parameters of Space Tourism

Smith, Lesley Jane; Hörl, Kay-Uwe;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Country: Germany
Abstract
The commercial concept of space tourism raises important legal issues not specifically addressed by first generation rules of international spacelaw. The principles established in the nineteen sixties and seventies were inspired by the philosophy that exploration of space was undertaken by and for the benefit of mankind. Technical developments since then haveincreased the potential for new space applications, with a corresponding increase in commercial interest in space. If space tourism is to develop, legal and regulatory mechanisms should take into account changes in perception about space travel and its control.This paper briefly traces the generational trans...
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free text keywords: /dk/atira/pure/core/keywords/54977324X, Commercial law
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