Forward contamination, meaning infecting other parts of the Solar System with life from Earth – how big a deal is it? Science fiction has long…View More How big a deal is forward contamination of other planets?
There is renewed interest nowadays in space mining. There was similar interest in space mining during the Cold War, when international agreements were developed to…View More How do international laws regulate space mining?
The Moon Treaty was designed to regulate various space activities, including resource utilization. The Moon Treaty, however, is of questionable use – it has few…View More What is the Moon Treaty and is it still useful?
As humanity increasingly establishes itself off Earth, what laws will govern its activities? On this planet, governments enforce their own national legal systems, and international…View More Who defines law in outer space?