An intriguing look at outer-space law: the five major treaties that govern it and the implications for future planning. Who owns the moon? Who is liable for damages caused by the explosion of an orbiting satellite? Who will regulate assignment of geostationary orbits? What laws will govern space industries and colonies? Is ""Star Wars"" legal? The author refers to articles from current law-review journals in discussing these and other related topics seldom found in books on space exploration. An exciting introduction to a timely topic for children of the 21st century. Illustrated with photos; index.