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To: NonZeroSum
You are not in any nation when you are in orbit. Airspace does not extend to infinity.

Orbit is not infinity. What altitude would you suggest is sufficient to answer the question?

9 posted on 08/31/2011 9:13:08 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp (1790 Congress: No children of a foreign father may be a citizen.)
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To: DiogenesLamp

Orbit isn’t infinity, but it’s above national airspace. That precedent was set with Sputnik. It’s what allows spy satellites to fly without being shot down. It’s a pointless question. If a woman bears a child in orbit, its citizenship would be based on hers, unless it was aboard a sovereign facility of some sort (ISS wouldn’t count as US territory, due to its international nature).


21 posted on 08/31/2011 10:08:51 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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