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Brief overview on Space & Research

Space law covers a wide range of topics, including the privatisation of space and the earth's atmosphere in the interest of science, but even in light of responsibility for accidents incurred by space materials, conflict resolution, astronaut evacuation, the exchange of knowledge regarding possible risks in outer space, and the numerous treaties and arrangements made at international platforms jointly capping the cost of space exploration.

Relevant Space & Research Laws

  • The Rescue Agreement of 1968.
  • The Space Liability Convention of 1972.
  • The Registration Convention of 1976.
  • The Moon Treaty of 1979 failed to be ratified by any major space-faring nation such as those capable of orbital spaceflight.