This week, Shane Harris speaks to Lucianne Walkowicz, an astronomer and astrobiologist at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and co-founder of the JustSpace Alliance and studies the ethics of space exploration.
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On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 3:00 p.m., the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations and Global Corporate Social Impact will hold a joint hearing on creating a framework for a rules-based order in space.
We recently contributed to an essay in the 2020 "Strategic Survey" that discusses key international legal gaps in areas relating to international security and suggests how states can work to address them.
Spacefaring states have claimed to support the prevention of an arms race in outer space, yet some of them have continued to develop and test counterspace capabilities, which fosters the weaponization of outer space.
NASA’s Artemis Accords have been well received by U.S. allies. But competitors warn that the accords could escalate tensions and competition that exist between the U.S. and its allies on one hand, and China and Russia, on the other.