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Astro, Esq. was started in 2014 as a resource for law students and young professionals to learn about Space Law. Since that time, the field has continued to grow and has reached the main stream.

We have relaunched Astro, Esq. to make better use of existing coverage from practitioners in the field, and to offer more unique solutions to law students and young professionals looking to grow their career and learn more about Space Law.

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Listen to me interview a friend and mentor of mine, Dr. Diane Howard. We talk about changing careers, inviting yourself to sit at the table, and her work on Space Traffic Management. As a bonus, if you become a patron on Patreon, you can hear Diane talk about the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to space policy. If you enjoy listening to this podcast, please leave a review on whatever service you use to…
This week I interview Laura Montgomery, practicing space law attorney and former Manager of the Space Law Branch at the FAA. We talk about how science fiction inspired her philosophical and career outlooks, which also might have something to do with the importance she places on reading the words. You can also check out Laura’s blog, Ground Based Space Matters, and check out the AstroEsq Shop for the book she recommends to stay sane…
Listen to me interview a friend and mentor of mine, Elsbeth Magilton, Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Programs at the University of Nebraska College of Law. We talk about her path to law school and making her own post-graduate career, as well as advice for other aspiring professionals. Thank you to everyone who listened to our first episode. If you are enjoying these episodes, please consider becoming a patron on Patreon
In 2019 we are launching our new AstroEsq Podcast. Our pilot is an interview with Chris Hearsey, currently Founder of OSA Consulting, and formerly Director of DC Operations for Bigelow Aerospace. If you like the interview, leave us a review on Stitcher, Apple or Google Podcasts, or wherever you listen. And check out our Patreon page to subscribe for a bonus episode with Chris discussing the formation and rule of law, and the structure of…
Gunpowder Moon is the debut novel of journalist David Pedreira. It is set over 50 years in the future, after the Earth has suffered a major climactic catastrophe and has only recently recovered from the ensuing military conflict over the remaining energy resources on the ground. The development of fusion reactors and the abundance of Helium-3 on the lunar surface has led the space-faring nations to sign new treaties and develop mining operations on the…
Gunpowder Moon is the debut novel of journalist David Pedreira. It is set over 50 years in the future, after the Earth has suffered a major climactic catastrophe and has only recently recovered from the ensuing military conflict over the remaining energy resources on the ground. The development of fusion reactors and the abundance of Helium-3 on the lunar surface has led the space-faring nations to sign new treaties and develop mining operations on the…
Anthony O’Neill’s hard-boiled detective novel The Dark Side follows Lieutenant Damien Justus, who has come to work law enforcement in the lunar colony of Purgatory. The colony is the extra-territorial kingdom of eccentric billionaire Fletcher Brass. But as Justus starts to grind away at the seedy underbelly of Purgatory and Brass’ tactics, on the other side of the moon a murderous robot by the name of Leonardo Black is leaving a trail of blood on his…
Artemis is author Andy Weir’s follow up to The Martian, and and follows Jazz Bashara, a young woman who works as both a courier and a smuggler on the first city on the Moon. She finds herself entangled in a criminal conspiracy for control of a future lunar industry, and must use her wits, scientific intellect, and reluctantly her friends and family to thwart the plot. The story is well thought out, with multiple layers of…
Artemis is author Andy Weir’s follow up to The Martian, and and follows Jazz Bashara, a young woman who works as both a courier and a smuggler on the first city on the Moon. She finds herself entangled in a criminal conspiracy for control of a future lunar industry, and must use her wits, scientific intellect, and reluctantly her friends and family to thwart the plot. The story is well thought out, with multiple layers of…
Space Law is over 50 years old, but offers us an opportunity to consider how we want to build the future. When I say I believe in Space Law, I mean that it is significant to me. It is a career choice I made, not only to reshape my life and that of my family, but I believed it was an opportunity for me to contribute to the future of global society. That is a…