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#SpaceWatchGL Column: The hell of humans in heaven – Debating the risks of space technology and habitation

by Dr. Bleddyn Bowen Space technology and the potential habitation of the Solar System is lengthening the list of catastrophic threats posed to humanity, claims Daniel Deudney in his new book Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity. It follows on from his prior arguments about …

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#SpaceWatch Column: Exorcising the ghost of Apollo?

by Dr Bleddyn Bowen The US National Space Council published a document on 23rd July 2020 titled ‘‘A New Era for Space Exploration and Development’. This is a particularly interesting document, as it is not legally binding, does not make a clear policy statement, nor is one of the periodical …

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: UK Space Strategy and the 2020 SDSR: Opportunity costs and spending priorities

By Bleddyn E. Bowen The UK defence policy community is awaiting the 2020 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and the National Security Strategy (NSS), which were last produced together in 2015. These headline defence and security documents outline what the UK Government and relevant ministries’ agreed view of the …

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