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Indigenous Peoples’ Case Against Cremains on the Moon

Indigenous Peoples’ Case Against Cremains on the Moon

By Anne-Sophie Martin - January 15, 2024 The next chapter of space exploration involves the return of humans to the Moon and beyond. This implies understanding humanity’s place in outer space and the need for exploration to be inclusive and beneficial...

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Human Rights Ascend to New Heights in Outer Space

Human Rights Ascend to New Heights in Outer Space

By Alexandra Dolce - November 2023 Human Rights are “rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.” Examples of human rights include: the right to health; the right to a...

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Illustration of the Commercial Space Act of 2023

Illustration of the Commercial Space Act of 2023

By Anne-Sophie Martin - On November 2, 2023, a new Commercial Space Act has been introduced by the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Chairmen in order to promote and strengthen the commercial space sector in the United States. The Bill highlights four...

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Collision Course: The Threat of the Kessler Syndrome

Collision Course: The Threat of the Kessler Syndrome

By Heath Hoeffner - In the boundless expanse above, a silent menace lurks: the Kessler Syndrome. As our presence in space grows, so does the danger of a catastrophic chain reaction of collisions, generating a perilous cloud of debris. Without a method...

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Howlin’ for Progress: Rethinking the Wolf Amendment

Howlin’ for Progress: Rethinking the Wolf Amendment

By Heath Hoeffner - In the realm of space exploration, the Wolf Amendment stands as a legal barricade, stifling scientific collaboration and progress. This amendment, which restricts certain interactions between NASA and Chinese space activities, was...

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Navigating the Ethical Quagmire of Space Tourism

Navigating the Ethical Quagmire of Space Tourism

By Alexandra Dolce - Space tourism enables non-astronauts to travel to outer space for leisure and business.  It will enable travelers to experience microgravity, visit landmarks and to literally view the universe. It has the potential of creating new...

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