This week we are joined by Dr. Christopher J. Newman to talk space law and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Dr. Christopher J. Newman is a Reader in Law at the University of Sunderland. He has been active in the teaching and research of Space Law for a number of years and has recently worked with academics from other disciplines on a publication examining the ethical underpinnings of Space Governance.
Chris is currently working on research examining United Kingdom and European Space Policy and has made numerous appearances on British Radio and Television in relation to space law matters. In addition to being a senior member of the law team at the University of Sunderland, Chris is also a full member of the International Institute of Space Law and a member of the British Interplanetary Society.
And in space news:
Space Mike is back for News!
* DSCOVR Launch on Falcon 9
* Progress Launch
* Europe’s ATV space freighter bids final goodbye to space station
* Dragon Returns to Earth
* Mars One announced their 100 candidates
* Mars One suspends work on Robotic Missions
* SpaceX leases SLC-13 at Cape for landing