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  • Published since 1973, the Journal of Space Law has been a constant and leading provider of scholarship on the most prevelent legal issues arising out of human activities in outer space.
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  • The Outer Space Treaty is the foundation of international space law and entered into force on October 10, 1967. Since that time, 100 States have become parties to it through signature and ratification or accession.
  • As early as 1958, the United States voiced a commitment to peace in outer space. President Eisenhower, answering a letter from Soviet Premier Nikolai A. Bulganin, proposed that the Soviet Union and the United States "agree that outer space should be used only for peaceful purposes."
  • Established in 1958, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space has grown from 24 members at its founding to 70 members currently. It now constitutes one of the largest standing committees within the United Nations.
  • At the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, held in November and December of 1944, 52 nations agreed to create the International Civil Aviation Organization, the UN committee responsible for issues regarding air travel.
  • The 1998 International Space Station Agreement governs the construction and use of the International Space Station. It also contains provisions for criminal jurisdiction and provides protection for intellectual property.
  • The 1998 International Space Station Agreement governs the construction and use of the International Space Station. It also contains provisions for criminal jurisdiction and provides protection for intellectual property.
  • In 2007, Virginia passed the Spaceflight Liability and Immunity Act, making it the first state in the United States to make space law.
  • The International Telecommunications Union, was founded in 1865 making it the oldest organization that is now part of the United Nations. It works, in part, to manage the radio-frequency spectrum and geostationary satellite orbits.
  • The UN Secretariat has maintained a registry of launches since 1962, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 1721 B (XVI).
  • On Dec. 20, 2010, Pres. Obama signed H.R. 3237 into P. L. 111-314 which enacted the newest Title to the US Code: Title 51, National and Commercial Space Programs.
  • Japan’s first national space law, The Basic Space Law, became effective on August 27, 2008.
  • The International Charter on Space and Major Disasters has been activated hundreds of times since it became operational in 2001.
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