The space age has brought with it the excitement and drama of exploration and compelling tales about the people and technology that have made it possible. From the advent of space flight beginning with Sputnik, then with flights to the moon and the continuing use of the International Space Station, spaceflight has taken the centre stage on many occasions. Less obvious is that there is a legal environment in which these activities take place. This article discusses international space law in two parts. First, it covers the basics of international space law, including its sources, followed by a brief introduction of some of the issues and challenges that have developed in the jurisprudence of outer space and how they are being addressed. This article is not a comprehensive discussion of space laws nor does it discuss the origins or the policy decisions that led to their adoption.
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