On the eve of the May 23rd hearing by a Senate subcommittee about the relevance of the Outer Space Treaty, Prof. Mark Sundahl published an editorial in SPACE NEWS preemptively addressing issues that were likely to arise during the hearing. A draft Senate bill issued recently calls for consideration of the U.S. withdrawal from the Outer Space Treaty, the 1967 “Magna Carta” of international space law. In the op-ed, Prof. Sundahl clarifies how it is only because of the Outer Space Treaty that U.S. companies are able to operate freely in a peaceful and orderly space environment. He concludes that U.S. withdrawal would be a catastrophic for law and order in space. The editorial can be found here.