Steven A. Mirmina ’89

Steven A. Mirmina ’89 is a senior attorney in the international law division of the NASA Office of the General Counsel and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Law. An attorney at NASA since 1999, he has helped negotiate and conclude more than 400 international agreements for missions across all NASA mission directorates, including activities ranging from human space flight and Mars exploration to Earth science missions and aeronautics research. He is the lead attorney for NASA’s telecommunications issues, including use of radio frequency spectrum, the Deep Space Network and the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System.

Before joining NASA, he was an associate in the aviation law practice group of Crowell & Moring.

He has spoken widely and has authored numerous articles in the fields of international air and space law. He has received awards from both NASA and the White House for exceptional and distinguished service to the government. He is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., and is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

He received an LLM degree with honors from Leiden University Faculty of Law in the Netherlands in 1993 and a second LLM with honors from Georgetown Law in 2006. He received a JD with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1992.