Lecture - Weds 18th October - Laura Keogh, Inspire Space -"Space law: owning stars, mining asteroids and Asgardia"

Laura Keogh
This fascinating talk will cover the traditional international legal regime, and then explain how it is beginning to change due to private entities and go on to explain what legal obligations would exist for a space nation under the current laws.   With the ever-increasing pace of space exploration, and proposals for bases and mining on the Moon, capturing and mining asteroids, and eventually setting up bases on Mars, not to mention the new 'Space Nation Asgardia of which Laura has been a member since May 2016; just what are the national and international laws governing space?
 
Laura is a qualified barrister, with a passionate interest in space, so she is eminently qualified to tell us all about this intriguing topic.
 
Doors open about 7.15pm. There is free parking available on the campus in the evenings. Admission Free, including light refreshments. We are located in the Bell Theatre, Department of Mathematics and Physics, QUB - details here......
 
With thanks to the Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB, for assistance with this event.