Blog Posts: Joshua L. Lucas (Josh)

Joshua L. Lucas (Josh)

The Law of Gravity

When I saw the film Gravity recently, I was left with more legal than plot questions; mainly, who, hypothetically, would be responsible for the disaster that occurred?

For those of you who have not seen the film, the significant plot points are as follows (spoiler alert): (1) multiple United States astronauts are sent to space to work on the Hubble telescope; (2) while working on the telescope, Russia destroys one of its orbiting satellites; and (3) the debris of the destroyed satellite begin to wreak havoc on satellites and space stations orbiting Earth: the debris destroys the international space station, the Chinese space station, the Hubble telescope, and kills multiple people. With all of this destruction, the question becomes: can the aggrieved parties hold Russia responsible and, if so, how?

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No Comments | Posted by Joshua L. Lucas (Josh) on Tue. January 14, 2014 12:31 PM
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