Steve Mirmina ’92 is a senior attorney in the International Law division of the Office of General Counsel at NASA. Professor Mirmina has worked as an attorney at NASA since 1999. He has helped negotiate and conclude more than 500 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. From 2008 through 2009, Professor Mirmina served as Lead Counsel for NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate, which oversees various NASA programs, including the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station, and the Astronaut corps. Additionally, Professor Mirmina is also the lead attorney for NASA's telecommunications issues, including use of radiofrequency spectrum, the Deep Space Network, and the TDRSS satellite system. Before joining NASA, he was an associate in the Aviation Law practice group of Crowell & Moring.
Professor Mirmina received his first LL.M. degree with honors from Leiden University Faculty of Law in the Netherlands, and his second LL.M. with honors from Georgetown. He received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and his B.A. with honors from Brandeis University.