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American Space Law: International and Domestic - 2nd Ed. [Nathan C. Goldman, 1996] (hardcover)
Nathan C. Goldman
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1488 pgs, 1996, Univelt Incorporated Publishers
ISBN 978-0912183114

Updated from a two-era to a a three-era model of space law, to reflect the effects on policies from increased participation in space exploration by more countries as well as private corporations.

In his second edition, Goldman updates his model to account for the effects of increased participation by more countries as well as private corporations in space exploration and use. His new three-era model divides the Space Age into the Classical Period (1957-1979), with its focus on the US-Soviet space race; the Modern Period (1979-1990), in which private enterprise's involvement directed attention toward how Earth could benefit, even profit, from space activities; and the recent era, beginning in 1990, in which the view of space as an important resource for the planet has made Public International Space Law a reemergent force. The final chapter extrapolates current trends into future needs for ongoing, on-site means for settling disputes and regulating activities.


  1. Space--The Evolving Frontier

Part II: International Space Law

  1. The United Nationals and Affiliated Organizations
  2. International Governmental Organizations
  3. International Space Law - The First Era: 1957-1979
  4. International Space Law - The Second Era: 1979-1991
  5. International Space Law - The Third Era: After 1991

Part III: Municipal Space Law

  1. United States: Public and Private Space Law
  2. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. The Federal Communications Commission
  4. The Department of Transportation and Other Space Bureaucracies
  5. Comparative Domestic Space Law

Part IV: Conclusions

  1. Space Station, Astrolaw, and Beyond


  • Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
  • Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts, and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space
  • Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
  • Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
  • Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
  • Principles on Remote Sensing
  • Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space
  • Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems
  • National Aeronautics and Space Act, as Amended
  • The "Commercial Space Launch Act" of 1984, as Amended
  • 14 C.F.R. Chapter III--Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Department of Transportation
  • Licensing of Private Remote-Sensing Space Systems
  • Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992
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Chapter 1 of "The Logic of Microspace"