The Strategic Defense Initiative, often called “Star Wars” in the media, was a proposed space-based anti missile system. Although it was never built, it was a source of international tension during the cold war, and may not have been legal under the Outer Space treaty.
The law we reference near the end of the episode is actually called the SPACE Act of 2015
“Star Wars” Versus Star Laws: Does SDI Conform to Outer Space Law?
Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI)
Strategic and Political Aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative: A Soviet Viewpoint
This Episode of Moon Law was edited by Stephen Staver