Reflections on Space: Its Implications for Domestic and International Affairs
United States Air Force Academy, 1964 - 345 pages
Contents: The challenge of space exploration Space and its impact on the United States The United States space effort: The cost and wisdom of the space race The space effort of the U.S.S.R. The military application of space International law and cooperation in outer space (Author).
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Page 297 - The high contracting parties recognize that every Power has complete and exclusive sovereignty over the air space above its territory.
Page 333 - Outer space and celestial bodies are free for exploration and use by all States on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law. 3. Outer space and celestial bodies are not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.
Page xi - The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Page 307 - ... during the course of their flight through outer space. The Committee, bearing in mind that its terms of reference refer exclusively to the peaceful uses of outer space, believes that, with this practice, there may have been initiated the recognition or establishment of a generally accepted rule to the effect that, in principle, outer space is, on conditions of equality, freely available for exploration and use by all in accordance with existing or future international law or agreements.
Page 309 - ... ocean floor, underlying the seas beyond the limits of present national jurisdiction, are not subject to national appropriation in any manner whatsoever...
Page 292 - ... (c) The future organizational arrangements to facilitate international cooperation in this field within the framework of the United Nations ; (d) The nature of legal problems which may arise in the carrying out of programs to explore outer space ; 2.
Page 171 - This nation has tossed its cap over the wall of space, and we have no choice but to follow it.
Page 317 - Today the danger of war by miscalculation could be reduced in times of crisis, by the intervention, when requested by any nation seeking to prove its own peaceful intention, of an appropriate United Nations surveillance body. The question of methods can be left to the experts.