Stephen Gorove (1917-2001) was a space law education pioneer. He served as a professor of space law and director of space studies and policy, from 1991-1998, at the University of Mississippi. He organized the first North American international space law conference, which was held at the University of Mississippi in 1969. He founded and chaired the editorial advisory board for the first space law journal, the Journal of Space Law, in 1973. He served as the first director of the NASA-sponsored National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law from 2000 until his passing.
The Stephen Gorove collection contains 15 linear feet of personal correspondence and professional papers relating to Gorove’s prestigious law career and the establishment of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law.