Various and Sundry

Spaaace Regulation!

In case you didn’t think I’d be interested in how the federal government may or may not be getting into regulating outer space, you might not have realized I already have a tag on this website for space law.

Of course I’m interested!

And that’s where Rebecca Heilweil’s article about the FCC getting into space regulation comes in.

The probability that Mark Watney would be all about Martian fruit & vegetable regulations is very high.

I mean, I get the FCC being interested in regulation of communications satellites and the like. But what about space flights? Isn’t that FAA? And what about the inevitable space hotels? Wouldn’t that be the FTC? And thinking of trade, what about international trade — and when does the WTO come into all this? And how do they all work with each other?

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