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84 Law, Political Science and Space Policy

Includes; aviation law; space law and policy; international law; international cooperation; and patent policy.


Law (Jurisprudence) – A written rule or collection of rules for action or conduct binding upon the population of a community. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : All aspects of law and political science, both domestic and international, that are concerned with or directly affect the aerospace programs.

Negative Interest : Domestic and international civil law, shipping and other transportation law, and political science.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • aerospace agreements
  • air piracy (legal aspects)
  • air transport regulations
  • civil aeronautical law
  • commercial spaceflight (regulation)
  • congressional legislation
  • federal aviation laws
  • government/industry relationships
  • international cooperation
  • international law
  • law
  • legal liability of commercial aviation
  • legal liability of general aviation
  • legal liability of manned space flight
  • legal liability of unmanned space flight
  • patent law
  • patent policy
  • political science
  • space commercialization (legal aspects)
  • space law
  • space policy
  • transfer of responsibility (space applications)
  • treaties