Survey of Space Law: Staff Report

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Page 10 - Any machine that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air other than the reactions of the air against the Earth's surface.
Page 2 - The establishment of long-range studies of the potential benefits to be gained from, the opportunities for, and the problems involved in the utilization of aeronautical and space activities for peaceful and scientific purposes; 5.
Page 9 - Canada Ceylon Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Czechoslovakia Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Ethiopia Finland France Greece Guatemala Haiti Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy...
Page 14 - It is ancient doctrine that at common law ownership of the land extended to the periphery of the universe — Cujus est solum ejus est usque ad coelum. But that doctrine has no place in the modern world.
Page 10 - aircraft" means any contrivance now known or hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation of or flight in the air, except a parachute or other contrivance designed for such navigation but used primarily as safety equipment.
Page 9 - France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, 'India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, 'Ireland, Israel, 'Italy, •Japan, Jordan, Korea, Laos, 'Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Luxembourg, 'Mexico, •Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, 'Portugal, 'Spain, Sudan, 'Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, 'Union of South Africa, 'United Kingdom, 'United States, Uruguay, 'Venezuela, Viet-Nam.
Page 9 - ... sovereignty only in the airspace over national territory, and, hence, do not apply, in terms, to outer space. The only generally accepted international flight agreement is the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation (1944), to which the United States is a party, although the Soviet Union is not. The Chicago convention provides that "every state has complete and exclusive jurisdiction over the airspace above its territory.
Page 17 - International aerial circulation is free, saving the right of subjacent States to take certain measures, to be determined, to ensure their own security and that of the persons and property of their inhabitants.
Page 52 - Legal Problems of Upper Space," Proceedings of the American Society of International Law, Fiftieth Annual Meeting Washington, DC, April 25-28, 1956, pp.
Page 18 - Worldwide development of civil aviation is a powerful force for world unity and world peace ; A general system of rights for planes to travel and to carry international commerce should be set up, becoming the established custom of commerce by air, as similar arrangements have become the settled law of commerce by sea...

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