Category: Space Law

What happens if you break the law in space — and 3 times people or governments have tested the rules

Astronaut John Young saluting the flag whereas leaping, throughout the Apollo 16 mission, on April 21, 1972. NASA/Charlie Duke In 1967, 112 nations signed the Outer Space Treaty that laid the basis for worldwide space law. There are not any identified situations of anybody being charged with committing against the law in space. But there are three notable times that people or governments tested the…