52 minutes | Nov 30, 2020

Modelling a collaborative future in Space with Dennis O’Brien

In this episode we talk to Dennis O’Brien. Dennis is an attorney and member of the International Institute of Space Law. In October 1957, he stood outside with everyone else in Pittsburgh PA in the United States watching a blinking light pass high overhead, the tumbling upper-stage booster of Sputnik gleaming in the sunset. Between 1984–85 he was a member of the NASA-Hastings Research Project in San Francisco, one of the first formal studies on space law, writing the paper OTV: An Argument for the Independent Trader. He was also a research assistant for the Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR — the first casebook on ADR. Most of his career has been in public interest law, helping low-income families and non-profit organizations. In 2017 he founded The Space Treaty Project, a non-profit dedicated to peace and sustainability in outer space. Since then he has published a novel called “Major Tom”, a peer-reviewed journal article, and several other articles on space law while presenting papers at several international conferences. The Space Treaty Project is an institutional member of The Moon Village Association; Mr. O’Brien sits on their Coordination & Cooperation workgroup and was the principle author of their White Paper on Registration and Sharing Information. The Space Treaty Project is dedicated to peace and sustainability in outer space. Its mission is to give people hope and inspiration by helping nation-states of the planet build a common future. At this moment in history, the best way to do that is to create an international legal framework that will facilitate humanity’s departure from the home planet. To that end, the Space Treaty Project has drafted a Model Implementation Agreement for the Moon Treaty that supports all private activity while protecting essential public policies. If you would like to get in touch with Dennis and his work on the Model Implementation Agreement, please note the details below: Dennis O’Brien Model Implementation Agreement The Space Treaty Project Facebook Twitter Contact the Space Treaty Project If you’re keen to hear on the go, this episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio and other podcasting platforms under Clayming Space. Enjoy! And please like, share, and subscribe, so we know the type of content you want us to produce. Support Clayming Space by becoming a Patreon supporter or on Anchor for listener directed content. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clayming-space/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/clayming-space/support
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