#27: Space Madness and The Insanity Defense

While today “Space Madness” is mostly just a media trope, it was something many people honestly feared before manned spaceflight was demonstrated to be safe. We talk about why it’s such a common trope as well as more generally what is required for an insanity defense.

 

Show Notes

Space Madness – TV Tropes

Why “Space Madness” Fears Haunted NASA’s Past

The Four Tests Used for Determining Legal Insanity

The “Model Penal Code” Test for Legal Insanity

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