43 min

Space Tourism - Protecting the Next Frontier Show Cause - A Memphis Law Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Today's space industry is a more than $500 billion dollar enterprise, with commercial spaceflight, governmental contracts, telecommunications, mining, solar power, and overall space tourism all making up the many facets of
the field.

But as governments the world over, as well as billionaires
like Elon Musk and Richard Branson are racing to carve up outer space and establish a presence there, what rights and obligations come along with that?

How do we protect this new frontier of pristine and
uncharted territories? Who has a right to what and how will we even draw the lines that dictate such things?

Today we are joined by Memphis Law Professor Jennifer
Brobst, who has written extensively on the issues involved here, and recently published a book chapter entitled, “The legal strategies to preserve the natural and cultural
heritage of space,” in the book “Space Tourism.”

Today's space industry is a more than $500 billion dollar enterprise, with commercial spaceflight, governmental contracts, telecommunications, mining, solar power, and overall space tourism all making up the many facets of
the field.

But as governments the world over, as well as billionaires
like Elon Musk and Richard Branson are racing to carve up outer space and establish a presence there, what rights and obligations come along with that?

How do we protect this new frontier of pristine and
uncharted territories? Who has a right to what and how will we even draw the lines that dictate such things?

Today we are joined by Memphis Law Professor Jennifer
Brobst, who has written extensively on the issues involved here, and recently published a book chapter entitled, “The legal strategies to preserve the natural and cultural
heritage of space,” in the book “Space Tourism.”

43 min

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