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SpaceX wants to impose its 'own legal regime' on Mars for human settlements. A space law expert says that's dubious, but Earth should take it seriously anyway.

Published Nov 03 2020 at 4:24 PM GMT
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  • SpaceX may try impose its "own legal regime" on Mars and form a "self-governing," self-sustaining settlement where Earth laws wouldn't apply.
  • Though this may sound like a page taken out of a sci-fi novel, Elon Musk's aerospace company has indicated its intentions to do just that in two recent and remarkable posts.
  • The first is a wide-ranging Law360 interview with SpaceX general counsel David Anderman, who revealed he's drafting a constitution for Mars.




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  • Published Nov 3, 2020 4:24 PM GMT