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Monday, November 19, 2012

AFSPC Space and Missile Pioneer - Brigadier General Martin Menter

AFSPC Public Affairs

11/19/2012 - PETERSON AFB, COLO.  -- As we celebrate Air Force Space Command's 30th Anniversary we recognize individuals who played a significant role in the history of the Air Force space and missile programs - our Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers ...

Brigadier General Martin Menter, in his May 1959 thesis, asserted that the Roman theory maxim ex facto oritur jus (law rises from fact) was appropriate for developing space law. His was one of the first legal treatises on space law anywhere. He especially was concerned with the effects of space activity on the concept of sovereignty and, from the 1960s onward, was an international leader in the fields of aeronautical and space law.

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