As the number of multinational corporations exploiting the regions of outer space for commercial reasons, and the number of nongovernmental spacefarers increase, some systematic approach to the application of substantive legal rules for the settlement of disputes generated by extraterrestrial events, particularly outer space accidents and contractual deviations, will have to be formulated.
DeSaussure, Hamilton and Haanappel, P.P.C.
"A Unified Multinational Approach to the Application of Tort and Contract Principles to Outer Space,"
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