Nathan Johnson is an attorney licensed in Washington, DC, and publishes the blog and podcast AstroEsq. He graduated with his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, and received an LL.M from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law. He worked at the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation during SpaceX’s first berth with the International Space Station, and for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during deliberation on human spaceflight regulation. He has published articles on orbital debris removal, on-orbit liability, and outer space property rights. He is also the Regional Organizer for the Manfred Lachs North America Space Law Moot Court Competition.
As humanity ventures beyond Earth and expands its presence in space, the need for a robust legal framework to govern activities in the cosmos becomes increasingly paramount. In this compelling talk, Nathan Johnson, a leading expert in space law and a key member of the Space Court Foundation, unravels the intricacies of the organization’s research into the foundations and evolution of space law.