Outer Space in Society, Politics and Law

  • Editors
  • Christian Brünner
  • Alexander Soucek

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Christian Brünner, Alexander Soucek, Hannes Mayer
    Pages 1-29
  3. Alexander Soucek, Otto Koudelka, Christophe Venet, Norbert Frischauf, Gernot Gröomer, Thomas Neger et al.
    Pages 31-218
  4. Vladimir Kopal, Thomas Neger, Edith Walter, Armel Kerrest, Sigmar Stadlmeier, Alexander Soucek et al.
    Pages 219-489
  5. Edith Walter, Nina-Louisa Remuss, Alexander Soucek, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Fabio Tronchetti, Henry R. Hertzfeld et al.
    Pages 491-725
  6. Bruno P. Besser, Leopold Summerer
    Pages 727-813
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 815-876

About this book


Spaceflight is a rational undertaking, yet full of emotions. It is a dream of mankind and a multi-billion industry likewise. It is subject to a distinct branch of law – and moreover part of modern pop culture. In short: spaceflight is fascinating. “Outer Space in society, politics and law” is an inter-disciplinary approach to the understanding of modern space law. Technical, cultural and historical aspects lay the foundation for a sound comprehension why space law norms have been established and what they mean in practice. The reader will realize the impact space and spaceflight have on society – from Stonehenge to climate change. A new approach to presenting space law: comprehensive and illustrative.



“We live in a society absolutely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. That's a clear prescription for disaster.”

Carl Sagan


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