“Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploration” by Tony Milligan


Dr Tony Milligan is guest editing a forthcoming Special Section of Space Policy on space ethics: watch this ‘space’!Nobody Owns the Moon

Available for pre-order now, out in December 2014:

“Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploration” by Tony Milligan

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From Academica.edu here: An exploration of emerging ethical issues relating to human activity in space, ranging from space tourism, terraforming, space mining and the duty to extend human life, through to planetary seeding and generation ships. At the heart of the text is the view that space ethics is fundamentally dilemmatic. It is a region of discourse where rival and salient considerations claim our attention rather than a region of discourse which can be driven by any single consideration such as human survival or backing-up the biosphere. (Important though both of these may be.)

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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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