The Martian, Matt Damon, and Outer Space Law

Phil Steinberg analyses the territorial and extraterritorial aspects of the recent film The Martian.

A bit belatedly, after getting a number of ‘Does Matt Damon know what he’s talking about?’ emails, I finally got to see The Martian last night. Since it’s not fair that Klaus Dodds and Rachael Squire get to have all the fun analysing this month’s movies, I thought I’d take a stab at parsing the international law beneath The Martian.


The United Nations meets The Martian

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