Laura Montgomery began reading science fiction when she was thirteen, when the local U.S. Air Force base donated many amazing books to the school she attended in northern Thailand. She practices space law in Washington, D.C., and has worked on space tourism and launch safety regulations, which, honestly, are not science fiction. She writes science fiction with a legal twist, and space opera. Her books include Sleeping Duty, a space opera, Manx Prize, a hard science fiction novel about orbital debris, and The Sky Suspended, a novel of lawyers, crowds, and a starship.
Scheduled Programming Events Featuring Laura Montgomery
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Opportunity to meet the LibertyCon Guests and Staff
Space Lawyer Laura Montgomery who works for the Federal Aviation Administration on the licensing and regulation of commercial space transportation will discuss the current state of regulations regarding activities in space.
Outer Space Treaties and the Legal Barriers to Space Exploration
Space Lawyer Laura Montgomery will present the international and domestic legal barriers to the exploration of space, and how treaties affect our ability to broaden our economic and political will across the cosmos.