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Biography of Andrew G. Haley Now Posted

7 Nov 2010, 03:54 UTC
Biography of Andrew G. Haley Now Posted
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by Adam Chase KorbitzAndrew Gallagher Haley was an American lawyer and early rocket propulsion entrepreneur, sometimes described as the world’s first practicing “space lawyer.” He originated the concept of Metalaw, a legal concept closely related to the scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). First conceived by Haley in 1956 (four years before astronomer Frank Drake conducted the first true SETI experiment, Project Ozma) Metalaw was the term Haley coined to refer to fundamental legal precepts of theoretically universal application to all intelligences, human and extraterrestrial.Born on November 19, 1904, in Tacoma, Washington, Haley earned his BA from George Washington University and later his LLB from Georgetown University Law School in 1928. In addition to being a lawyer, Haley became an expert in rocket propulsion.READ MORE HERE

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