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“Sky Full of Stars” video

This has nothing to do with space politics... but I can't help but loving this alternative music video for Coldplay's "Star Full of Stars"......

Wither a Welsh Space Policy?

I was asked by a media agency to comment on the Wales Space Policy (the published article is behind a paywall but you can...

Short online poll: Should we send/regulate messages sent into deep space?

An invitation to friends and colleagues (and strangers!) to take a very informal three-question straw-poll about human activity sending messages from Earth into outer...

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash: Some thoughts

US President Kennedy said in 1962: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they...

Blog on public engagement by Amelia Sharman

Last month myself and three other researchers from the LSE participated in the Natural History Museum's Soapbox: Science Uncovered. One colleague, Amelia Sharman (@AmeliaSharman), today published...

Studying Extinction Level Impacts from Near Earth Objects

This is a briefing paper I produced for a conference on Studying Existential Risks—LSE CARR 27 June 2014 "Studying Extinction Level Impacts (ELI’s) from Near...

Regime Theory and the Study of Outer Space Politics

It is 30 years since regime theory emerged onto the IR intellectual scene, with the publication of articles and collected works by the likes...

Lord Martin Rees, UK Astonomer Royal, on Lunar Landings

This was actually produced a couple of years ago, though I only just came across it--a clip from Cambridge University--a short interview similar in...

The dual use nature of rockets…

I had a long conversation with a journalist yesterday (there's a lot of media buzz over the launch of China's fifth manned mission of...

Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries

Thursday 16 May 2013 Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries; Inventory, Challenges and Opportunities Interdisciplinary event, jointly organized...

Great new free app: “Politics and Government Spotlight App”

Hello loyal readers--this app also includes content from our wonderful journal Global Policy! Read on below: Wiley-Blackwell’s Politics & Government Spotlight App has launched and...

Kosmika 20 June in London

Wednesday 20 June 2012, 7-10pm June's KOSMICA - the Microgravity Sessions will feature exclusively speakers who have floated in the air in zero gravity. We...

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