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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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The podcast is back with another set of interviews, and it kicks off in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For All Moonkind, which is trying to preserve humanity’s space heritage, including the landing site of humankind’s first steps on the moon. We talk about how humanity can leave behind the conflicts around sovereignty and expand into the universe, how her previous corporate practice prepared…
Since I started the podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing nine professionals in space law and policy. And I asked each guest what space law and policy means, at least to them. For my first special, I’ve compiled their answers into a single episode. You’ll hear from each of my past guests (click for their individual episode): Chris Hearsey Elsbeth Magilton Laura Montgomery Diane Howard Michael Simpson PJ Blount Andrea Harrington Chris Johnson Laura
On this episode, I interview Laura Forczyk, founder of Astralytical, who is proud to be the first non-lawyer on the podcast! We talk about her background as an astrophysicist, and how that led her to space policy, and about her upcoming book, Rise of the Space Age Millennials. On the Patreon, you can hear us talk about how anyone can speak to their government representatives, from the federal to state and local…
On this episode, I interview Chris Johnson, Space Law Advisor for the Secure World Foundation. We talk about the sustainable use of outer space, the essays of Francis Bacon (available in our store), and how an optional reading assignment can lead to a new career. If you want to hear more about Chris’ work with the MILAMOS Project, the Group of Governmental Experts for Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer…
On this episode, I interview Dr. Andrea Harrington, Associate Professor at Air Command & Staff College at Air University. We talk about the importance of space security to the future of space development, I inadvertently understate her thesis, and she challenges my lack of detail in reading the Outer Space Treaty. We also discuss the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. If you are a law student and are interested in competing in the…
Listen as I interview Dr. PJ Blount, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg, adjunct professor for the LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, as well as adjunct faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey. We delve into his space security background, how that affects the terminology he uses, and how space law is so wonderfully weird for understanding international sovereignty in the 20th century.…
This week I interview Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director Emeritus of Secure World Foundation, Former President and still Faculty at International Space University, and all around nice guy. We talk about how his parents’ positive outlook about Sputnik framed his view of space exploration, and how the rapid pace of technology will require good lawyers who aren’t afraid of life-long learning. Plus, if you become a patron on Patreon, you can hear…
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