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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Galloway, Noted Space Law Expert, Dies At 102

Have you ever wondered just how organizations begin and who are instrumental in making it happen?
We often forget that one person can have a big impact.
When you have a dream or see a need, and have the courage of your convictions, things change.
Then again, you might just be asked to serve, and you do it well.

Take a look at the Aviation Week article mentioned below.
Maybe you can make a difference.
Don't have the time, well see what you can do with 102 years. :-)
- LRK -
As noted in Today's Top Stories (May 5, 2009) posted by "Harrington, J D. (HQ-NB070)"
*2. Galloway, Noted Space Law Expert, Dies At 102.* _Aviation Week_ (5/4, Morring) reported, "Eilene Marie Galloway, who helped draft the legislation that created NASA and went on to become an internationally recognized expert in space law and policy, died May 2 of cancer. She was 102." Galloway also helped "establish the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), where she frequently represented the US." Furthermore, she was the "first woman elected Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2006), the organization's highest honor. ... She was the first recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Aerospace, and received the NASA Public Service Award and Gold Medal in 1984."

The Aviation Week article link (5/4, Morring)
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Hmmm, wish I was still inside the fence and had a NASA computer.
Feel free to keep me up to date. :-)
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United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was set up by the General Assembly in 1959 ( resolution 1472 (XIV)
to review the scope of international cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space, to devise programmes in this field to be undertaken under United Nations auspices, to encourage continued research and the dissemination of information on outer space matters, and to study legal problems arising from the exploration of outer space.

Number of Member States
in the Committee: 69

The Committee has two standing Subcommittees of the whole:

* the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee
; and
* the Legal Subcommittee

The Committee and its two Subcommittees meet annually to consider questions put before them by the General Assembly, reports submitted to them and issues raised by the Member States. The Committee and the Subcommittees, working on the basis of consensus, make recommendations to the General Assembly. Detailed information on the work of the Committee and the Subcommittees are contained in their annual reports.

The fiftieth session
of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space was held from 6-15 June 2007 at the United Nation Office at Vienna, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria.

What is IISL? - LRK -
Defining the principles governing outer space activities

Space law is an area of the law that encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space.

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) was founded in 1960. The purposes and objectives of the Institute include the cooperation with appropriate international organisations and national institutions in the field of space law and the carrying out of tasks for fostering the development of space law.


Dr. Eilene Galloway The Grand Matriarch of Space Law Passes Away*
Eilene Marie Galloway, one of the world's leading experts in space law and policy, died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 102. Dr. Galloway resided in the District of Columbia for 78 years.

In the May 15, 2006, Congressional Record, in honor of her 100th birthday, Rep. Bart Gordon (D-TN), chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee, called Dr. Galloway "an influential force in the development and analysis of domestic and international space law and policy." She retired from the Library of Congress's Congressional Research Service, where she was Senior Specialist in International Relations (National Security).


Eilene was fearless. When she was six, her mother enrolled her in the Georgie Brown Dramatic School in Kansas City, Missouri, where she learned to be confident in front of audiences. She was one of a group of girls from the School who performed a patriotic song and dance for Theodore Roosevelt at the Muhlbach Hotel in Kansas City, when he was campaigning for the U.S. presidency in 1912. Throughout her life, she was not afraid to take on any task that came her way. She always found a way to turn crises and problems into opportunities. In times of stress, she turned to her favorite book, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, for guidance.

Eilene was an expert story-teller, sharing with wit and a wonderful sense of humor tales of her experiences as a child, in the Great Depression, her work with powerful members of Congress, her travels around the world, and especially her work as a space law and policy analyst. She had a wonderful sense of humor. Once she arrived in Germany to begin a tour of countries before meeting a deadline in England. At the U.S. Army Office there, a colonel pulled down a large wall map of Europe and told her, "You cannot visit that many countries before your deadline," Eilene pulled out her pocket map and said, "The reason you think I cannot do it is because you have such a large map. I have a little map, which makes it possible for me to meet my deadline."
Space-Law Pioneer Eilene Galloway Dead at 102

Wall Street Journal has links to the above as well.
Here is a NASA Watch link.
- LRK -
Dr. Eilene Galloway Passes Away Just Shy of her 103rd Birthday

Dr. Eilene Galloway The Grand Matriarch of Space Law Passes Away
"Eilene Marie Galloway, one of the world’s leading experts in space law and policy, died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 102. Dr. Galloway resided in the District of Columbia for 78 years."

"October 4, 1957, when the first artificial satellite began orbiting the Earth, nations reacted with fear of atomic bombs launched by rockets
. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson, Chairman of the Preparedness Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked Eilene Galloway, National Defense Analyst of the Library of Congress, to serve as Staff Consultant for hearings on U.S. preparedness in space. When it became clear that the problem involved scientists and engineers in more than military aspects, the Senate organized the Special Committee on Space and Astronautics, which Eilene served by formulating questions for witnesses and analyzing testimony."




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