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This Article examines the legal issues surrounding the use of manned space stations. The author argues that, within the decade, men and women will be living and working onboard space stations on a routine and repetitive basis and that, not long thereafter, the near outer space will become a common workplace for employees of the world's most venturesome commercial enterprises. The author describes the efforts by the various nations to develop and implement manned space stations. This article raises some of the important legal problems that will have to be considered and resolved in order to achieve the most harmonious and effective use of these stations.

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