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Laura Montgomery

Space Lawyer

Laura Montgomery specializes in regulatory space law, with an emphasis on commercial space transportation and the Outer Space Treaties. She spent more than two decades with the Federal Aviation Administration, and served as the manager of the Space Law Branch in the FAA’s Office of the Chief Counsel, and before that, the FAA’s Senior Attorney for Commercial Space Transportation. Laura has published articles on the Outer Space Treaty, human space flight, and launch safety, and also writes science fiction — including some books about lawyers in space.

An Out-of-This-World Lawyer Making Good Use of Space
Sept. 23, 2021

An Out-of-This-World Lawyer Making Good Use of Space

Thousands of kids have likely dreamed of working for NASA as an astronaut. But how many science fiction-loving youngsters dream of being a NASA lawyer when they grow up? Meet Laura Montgomery. Although NASA didn’t end up on her CV, …

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