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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska professor a legal expert on the ‘final frontier’

Imagine it’s the year 2025: As you sit down for breakfast, you turn on a virtual network interface with a voice command. A screen materializes in front of you, and the first thing you see are huge headlines that scream: “Chinese Land Men on Mars: Red Planet ‘Claimed’ for Red China!” It might seem farfetched, but that’s the kind of scenario that concerns Frans von der Dunk, the Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni and Othmer Professor of Space Law at the University of Nebraska. A leading global authority in this area, his expertise has been called upon a great deal