Category: New Publications


What do they eat in space? Infographic

I was sent this infographic from It’s a fun and interesting infographic about something all astronauts/ cosmonauts/ taikonauts need to think about… What to eat in space! Here is the website explaining the Evolution of food in Space  


“Who Owns Outer Space?” Podcast available

I gave a lecture at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2015 on the topic “Who Owns Outer Space?” This is the lecture for which I was honoured to win the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture from the British Science Association in 2015. The podcast is now available. As governments and corporations...


“Space Laws” by Dr Stuart in the World Today

Yours truly is very flattered to be the cover story of this week’s The World Today, the journal of Chatham House. It’s a brilliant image that they used as well. The collection of articles on “Space, the final front line” includes a piece by Kazuto Sazuki, who has previously contributed...


New Book: “What’s It Like in Space?” by Ariel Waldman 2016

My colleague Ariel Waldman has a lovely new book out, forthcoming and available for pre-order. From Ariel’s website: “Everyone wonders what it’s really like in space, but very few of us have ever had the chance to experience it firsthand. This captivating illustrated collection brings together stories from dozens of...


New Documentary “The Visit: An Alien Encounter”

I’m going to see this tomorrow night at the Dochouse in London.  “The Visit: An Alien Encounter” (2015) (IMDB) Director: Michael Madsen “With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from leading space agencies, The Visit explores an event that has never in fact...

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“Soviet Space Mythologies” by Slava Gerovitch 2015

To be reviewed in a future issue of Space Policy Soviet Space Mythologies: Public images, private memories, and the making of cultural identity By Slava Gerovitch University of Pittsburgh Press (2015) ISBN 9780822963639 $27.95 US Overview: Soviet Space Mythologies explores the history of the Soviet human space program within a political and...


10 July 2015, Monocle 24 Radio interview on space politics

I had a lovely studio interview this morning on “The Globalist” programme of Monocle 24 Radio (even if it meant getting up very early, at least by my nocturnal standards). From the Monocle Radio “Globalist” website: “The perfect way to start the day in Europe is with Monocle’s morning news...


“Satellite Industry Must Invest in Cuber Security” Financial Times

The Financial Times is behind a paywall, but for subscribers, I had an article in the Special Section on 10 April 2015, regarding cybersecurity and satellites. It’s an overlooked issue: satellites have computer components–onboard, and (more vulnerable) on ground. This makes them susceptible to cybersecurity issues, as with anything else....


Free Issue of Space Policy: Tribute to my Predecessor Brown

Frances Brown was Editor in Chief of Space Policy for a remarkable 26 years, and for this Special Issue she chose her 12 favourite articles from her tenure. Elsevier has made these 12 articles freely available for download, in front of the paywall, until December 2015. Frances Brown retirement Special...