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"Space Lawyer" is a Real Occupation

The landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars this week had many of our thoughts on space exploration. But only one journalist was asking questions about the legal ramifications of humans in outer space. Fast Company's Neal Ungerleider brought us our favorite headline of the week with his piece, Space Lawyers: They Exist. It turns out, lawyers are already working on determining who owns what in space, who's liable if space tourism goes wrong (yikes), and how to regulate mining operations on other planets. Neal joined us Friday on Byline to share some of what he learned. [Content Note: Our segment contains several questionable space puns.]

Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.