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Bainbridge on Revising the Outer Space Treaty

My dear friend, Steve Bainbridge, has posted a very thoughtful commentary on the question I raised in the previous post about whether the Outer Space Treaty needs to be revised. Bainbridge writes:
I think that human space exploration in the West increasingly will be privatized. Budget constraints in an era of burgeoning deficits likely mean that massively costly human space exploration …

A New Outer Space Treaty?

Forty years ago–on July 20, 1969, the Lunar Excursion Module, The Eagle, touched down on the moon. The following day, Neil Armstrong set foot on the lunar surface, uttering one of the most famous phrases in history– ““That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”
As a 10-year old child, I watched this momentous event on our …

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.