National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Senior Attorney, Office of the General Counsel

For more than two decades, Steve Mirmina has worked as an attorney at NASA in the International Law division of the Office of the General Counsel. He has helped negotiate and conclude more than 1,000 international agreements for missions ranging from human space flight and Mars exploration, to Earth science missions and aeronautics research. Before joining NASA, he practiced Aviation Law with the law firm of Crowell & Moring.

Steve has LL.M. degrees from Leiden University (The Netherlands) and Georgetown (Washington, DC). He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Law and his B.A. from Brandeis University (Boston).

Outside of work, Steve has taught Space Law at the Law Schools of Georgetown, UCONN, and Yale. He has spoken widely and has authored numerous articles in the fields of international air and space law. He has received awards from both NASA and the White House for his exceptional and distinguished service. Steve also recently co-authored a new Space Law textbook, which should be available in late 2022.

When he’s not working or teaching, he is probably playing with his two sons.


The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries 2022

16-20 May 2022

Quito, Ecuador