a body of laws governing issues relating to outer space
In quot. 1928: the physical laws of space.
It can, temporarily at least, suspend immutable space law.]
But they will stop. Space law demands it.
As space became less of a thing unknown, and law and order took the place of the old scramble for new worlds, however, codes were established, spheres delimited and space law came into being.
Then you ought to know something about space law. You signed the articles and you’re bound by them for the duration. A captain has power of life and death on a trip.
‘But just to shoot them down!’ said Gloria horrifiedly. ‘I won’t stand for that!’ Murdock took her by the arm. ‘It’s space law, Gloria,’ he told her earnestly. ‘You’d better go back into the ship.’
Space law required twice-daily reports to the nearest planet from each ship.
Better crawl back in your hole, Mister, before you qualify yourself for proceedings under space law.
The speaker…—a well-known attorney in space law—casually mentioned that the space shuttle could carry 2000 gallons of beer into orbit.
Space law, Ky recalled, had been more arcane and confusing than n-space theory. ‘I suppose it depends on which jurisdiction we land in... wonder if Osman has a law library in his database anywhere.’
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