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Space mining is becoming a reality. But is it legal?

After months of work, I just published an essay about mining asteroids for Nautilus! I’m happy to hear your thoughts on it and to try to answer any questions. 857 more words

Space Policy

Addressing India’s Strategic Needs Through a National Space Law

Deep Pal

The following article appeared on the  Jackson School website on April 12, 2016.

The Changing Trajectory of Space Missions

For a country that has developed a robust space exploration program over the last five decades, India has managed surprisingly well without a national space law. 804 more words


Milner Seeks To Break Through In Interstellar Travel

Yuri Milner is a Russian venture capitalist and the organizer of the Breakthrough Prizes in science and mathematics.  He also has developed two Breakthrough Initiatives… 321 more words


SpaceX Sticks The Water Landing; Future That Much Closer

Earlier today SpaceX landed its Falcon 9 rocket on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You.  Here’s the video:

This was the company’s fifth attempt at an ocean landing, and the second time that SpaceX has successfully landed a Falcon 9 rocket.  222 more words


#SciFiSciPol The Martian Portrays A Curious Space Future

Note: I will be discussing the film version of The Martian in this post.  I’ve yet to do fiction book reviews on the blog, but should that change I’d happily cover… 558 more words

S & T On Film, TV Or The Radio

The SNP, UK Space Policy and the Politics of Parliamentary Debate

By Dr. Alexandra Kelso, Associate Professor of British Politics at University of Southampton (@DrAlixKelso). You can read more posts by Alexandra here. 1,063 more words

Current Affairs

What is needed to have a colony on Mars?

I put forward a plan to get to Mars in a previous blog here.   This is the next in what I hope is a series of blogs on “next steps” and more detail about this plan.   4,797 more words

Space Policy