Sara M Langston

Title
Assistant Professor
Email
Department
Applied Aviation Sciences Department
College
College of Aviation

Areas of Expertise

International Law, Aerospace Law & Policy, Bioethics, Space Ethics, Science/Technology and Ethics
Sara M Langston


Dr. Sara Langston is an Assistant Professor of Spaceflight Operations at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, based in Daytona Beach, Florida.  She is an international aerospace lawyer, practical ethicist, and U.S. Army veteran with a technical aviation background. As a consultant, Dr Langston also provides strategic advice to government agencies and private industry on developing national space law and policy, space applications, and commercial human spaceflight. Dr. Langston holds a Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science; a J.D. with specialization in Public International Law; an LL.M. in Air and Space Law; and a Space Studies Certificate in Physical Sciences from the International Space University.  She is also currently pursuing a private pilot’s license. In addition, Dr. Langston served as an UNOOSA Space4Women Mentor (2020-21); is an active member of the International Institute of Space Law, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the New York and District of Columbia Bars.  

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney
  • LL.M. - Master of Laws in Air and Space Law, Leiden University
  • J.D. - Juris Doctor (Doctor of Jurisprudence) in Law: International Law, Golden Gate University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Politics and History, Woodbury University

  • Attorney - New York State Unified Court System
  • The District of Columbia Bar - The District of Columbia Bar

  • SP 351: Fund of Space Policy & Regulat
  • SP 230: Space Policy & Law - History

MSA 695A Advanced Studies in Space Policy & Law

CSO 460 Applied Spaceflight Policy & Regulation

CSO 310 International Space Policy & law

SP 110 Introduction to Spaceflight


Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, New York.

Memberships: International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)