Monday, May 04, 2009

Farewell to Eilene Galloway, Space Law Leader

I never met Eilene, but she was, by all accounts, one of the great forces in the shaping of modern space law and policy. Ad Astra, Eilene.

From her obituary:
Eilene Marie Galloway, one of the world’s leading experts in space law and policy, died May 2, 2009 at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 103. She became one of Washington's most influential space experts beginning as a Congressional expert on space in 1957, helped shape the creation of NASA, played a role in establishing the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS), and was a founding member of the International Institute of Space Law, among countless other accomplishments. 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."

1 comment:

SE Doyle said...

A loving and loved friend, mentor, and inspiration, Eilene loved life and all the people in it. She found humor in everyday events and lifted the hearts and spirits of all about her. She was a precise and creative thinker as well as a doer, and her many written contributions to space law and policy are a tribute to her excellence and dedication.