CSO 460 Applied Spaceflight Policy and Regulation

Development and operational regulation and certification for commercial launchers and flight vehicles examined for both cargo and crew ratings. Private and commercial programs compared to NASA projects, with safety and security concerns emphasized. Space launch, flight, and reentry planning and contingency elements reviewed, in addition to coordination of planned and emergency commercial and private space operations with Federal airspace and aviation operations.

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Articles

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Between Heaven and Earth: The Legal Challenges of Human Space Travel, Tanja Masson-Zwaan and Steven Freeland

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Elon Musk’s ‘Starman’: Is it Really Legal for Billionaires to Launch Their Roadsters into Space?, Steven A. Mirmina

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One Half Century and Counting: The Evolution of U.S. National Space Law and Three Long-Term Emerging Issues, Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz

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Regulating Private Human Suborbital Flight at the International and European Level: Tendencies and Suggestions, Tanja Masson-Zwaan and Rafael Moro-Aguilar

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Space Travel Law (and Politics): The Evolution of the Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004, Timothy Robert Hughes

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Suborbital Flights: A Comparative Analysis of National and International Law, Sara M. Langston

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Secure World Foundation: Handbook for New Actors in Space, Christopher D. Johnson