Outer Space Treaty
Trump’s Vision of a ‘Space Force’ May Conflict With the Outer Space Treaty
Trump sees space as a “warfighting domain.” The Outer Space Treaty disagrees.
American Capitalism Is Suffocating the Endless Possibilities of Space
In April the US House of Representatives passed an Act that says, “Outer space shall not be considered a global commons.”
Elon Musk Is Still Insisting Mars Will Be Settled in 2024 and Then Terraformed
The basis of Musk’s project rests upon ethical problems that haven’t been figured out yet.
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NASA Is Hiring Someone to Protect the World from Alien Germs
The Planetary Protection Officer job could earn you a six-figure salary.
The First Space-Based ‘Nation’ Wants to Store Data Off-Planet, Beyond the Law
'Asgardia' plans to launch a data storage satellite beyond the reach of Earthly laws—an ambitious and problematic goal.
How the UN’s Top Outer Space Boss Will Fight Space Debris
Asteroids, space weather, flying junk: David Kendall has his work cut out for him.
SpaceX Is Already Working on Legal Approval for Its 2018 Mars Flight
The FAA is already working with SpaceX to ensure its Mars mission complies with the international Outer Space Treaty.
The US Says Asteroid Mining Is Legal for Americans. What About Everyone Else?
A new US law says American companies can keep resources they obtain in space, but some argue it contravenes international space law.
How to Prevent Space War
Modern space militarization isn’t a space opera. It’s a political thriller.