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Space Law : International Liability for Damages Caused by Space Objects : the 1972 Liability for Damages Convention Open Access

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The most insistent question in the law of space today must be how the peoples of the world can best clarify the necessary general community policies, for resolution of the many important problems arising from their interactions in space, in a way which will appropriately reflect their genuine, common interests. As in the great age of discovery and exploration, when man, confident of his intuition and skill, dared to confront the dangers of the seas, man has once again started to search for new frontiers of knowledge and progress. He has now penetrated deeply into the solar system and the universe, and has asserted his place in outer space and, in the process, proven his mastery of the most sophisticated machines and scientific instruments.

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