Space Law 101
What you'll learn
- Learn about future business opportunities in space
- Understand the basics of space law
- Spot opportunities in asteroid mining
- Understand state laws that are favorable to space tourism
- A device to watch the video-lectures and take the quizzes.
This course covers the basics of space law and describes the business opportunities in outer space in developing areas in the context of international agreements, treaties, domestic law and even state law. The course in four lectures, covers in part one (two lectures), the development of space activities and the basic laws and regulations that regulate human activities in space. To think about business opportunities, the legal framework is discussed to provide a framework for developing opportunities. In part two (two lectures), the course explores the international asteroid defense program, the emergence of asteroid mining and the new space tourism business opportunity and how these are regulated. At the end of this course you will be able to assess where business opportunities are emerging and how to navigate the basics of space law. (Note: None of this course constitutes legal advice and you should consult your own attorney for any questions you may have.)
Who this course is for:
- Background in science, technology, engineering or law
- Anyone who wants to have an overview of the current opportunities in space
Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is a distinguished law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law and is author of eight law books and numerous law articles, and winner of several book awards. She is also a filmmaker. She teaches courses in emerging technologies law, nanotechnology law, biosecurity law, space law, environmental law and cybersecurity law. She has also served as an advisor on cybersecurity and biosecurity for government agencies.