Broadcast 2902 Hotel Mars with Laura Montgomery, Atty

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Guests: John Batchelor, Laura Montgomery, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The Outer Space Treaty, property rights, government regulation for space commerce. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed Laura Montgomery to the program to discuss The Outer Space Treaty (OST), space property, space resource utilization,  celestial ownership, the differences between government ownership and private company or individual ownership rights under the OST and much more.  We talked about deep space mining, resource usage, the US Congress, regulation and control of space activities for the public and the private sector.  While our segment was short at just under 22 minutes, it was a detailed and important discussion of the issues involved with deep space resource mining, the OST from 1967, public and private property rights, and the regulatory environment prescribed by the OST. 

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The Outer Space Treaty and property rights

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26 Apr 2017 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Laura Montgomery
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