Volume 37 - Spring 2011 - Number 1

Volume 37 - Spring 2011 - Number 1

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This volume of the Journal of Space Law is dedicated to the historic enactment of Title 51 of the United States Code: National and Commercial Space Programs. Title 51 is the positive law codification of all U.S. national space law promulgated since 1958. It is the intention of the Journal of Space Law to serve the space law community by making this dedicated issue a complete reference work for Title 51. For this reason, the Journal of Space Law is, for the first time, making an entire volume available at the time of its publication at no cost.* To learn more about the volume's contents, please read the Foreword.

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Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz - Foreword


Rob Sukol - Positive Law Codification of Space Programs: The Enactment of Title 51, United States Code

Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz - One Half Century and Counting:The Evolution of U.S. National Space Law and Three Long-Term Emerging Issues


Legislative Timeline of Public Law 111-314

Relevant Correspondence

Letter from John Conyers, Jr., Chairman, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, to Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law (March 28, 2008)

Committee Print

U.S. House of Representatives Report 111-325, To Enact Certain Laws Relating to National and Commercial Space Programs as Title 51, United States Code, "National And Commercial Space Programs" (November 2, 2009)

Public Law

Public Law 111-314, Enactment of Title 51 - National and Commercial Space Programs (December 18, 2011)


P.J. Blount - Aviation and Space Law: Relevant Publications