Category: New Publications

New publications from colleagues and beyond on the topic of outer space politics.

Book "Dr Space Junk Vs The Universe" by Dr Alice Gorman

Long-term colleague and friend Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) has a new book out! I haven't received my copy yet but can assure that anyone interested in technology, culture and history will appreciate this interdisciplinary foray. "Dr Space Junk vs The Universe: Archaeology and the future" Paperback Published Apr...

Documentary Movie: Nureyev

I am honored to have been at the premier of the new documentary film Nureyev last night (and honored to be one of the expert interviewees in it). IMDB for Nureyev the film  Tickets and showtimes Even if you don't follow ballet, this story may be of interest. Born into...

New Book "Limiting Outer Space" Ed Alexander C.T. Geppert

There’s a great line up of authors in this new book, from NASA’s Roger Launius to the Science Museum’s Doug Millard: Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo Edited by Alexander C. T. Geppert From the Palgrave Macmillan webpage on the text: “Limiting Outer Space propels the historicization of outer space by...

New Book "We Can't Stop Thinking About the Future" by Aleksandra Mir

I am incredibly flattered to be one of the people interviewed in this book. The author, artist Aleksandra Mir, contacted me some time ago and invited me to her studio where some of her incredible Sharpie murals were in various stages of completion. We had a brilliant conversation (the transcription of which...

Summer 2017 "Space Tapestry" UK

I am so incredibly flattered to have been one of the subjects interviewed for this project by the artist Aleksandra Mir. The project is called Space Tapestry, and there are three main events (chapters) to it: Space Tapestry: Earth Observation & Human Spaceflight, Modern Art Oxford, 2017 24 June - 12 November...

"Women With the Right Stuff" BBC 'The Documentary' podcast

Hello all, from Burma (Myanmar), where I am catching up on a bit of work before I head out to do the Circle Line train around Yangon (Rangoon). Gender and space issues rolled into one topic: brilliant. This is a BBC World Service programme for The Documentary, available to listen...

Forthcoming documentary "Earthlings Quest" on SETI/METI

  I am proud to be a Trustee of the recently created METI International--Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This forthcoming documentary details the debate between the SETI and METI community...whether we should only be listening to extraterrestrials (SETI), or also actively making efforts to contact them (METI). My own position in favour...

What do they eat in space? Infographic

I was sent this infographic from labeley.com. 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...

Soviet Space Mythologies cover

"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...

Space Policy: Special Issue on "Space Ethics"

I am very happy to highlight the publication of Space Policy 30(4). This is a Special Issue on “Space Ethics”, guest edited by Tony Mulligan, author of "Nobody Owns the Moon" (2014). The issue includes several Viewpoints and Full Research Articles relating to Space Ethics, as well as two Reports....

Space Commercialisation: My Thoughts

I was kindly invited to present on a panel at Pembroke College, Oxford on 23 February 2015. This was for the launch of the PIVT. Below is the outline of my presentation, which I am happy to share. Please note that these are my notes for the presentation, rather than...

New Book: "The Oracle of Colombo" by Joseph N Pelton

Written by a member of Space Policy's Editorial Board (Joseph N Pelton): "The Oracle of Colombo: How Arthur C. Clarke Revealed the Future" One of the pivotal minds of the 20th century was none other than Sir Arthur C. Clarke. No other forecaster of the future even comes close. This...

Video "Cosmic Hazards: How Dangerous if Your Neighborhood?"

Video "Cosmic Hazards: How Dangerous if Your Neighborhood?"

This video is to accompany a forthcoming book that is co-authored by a member of the Space Policy Editorial Board. Forthcoming in 2015: "Cosmic Hazards: How Dangerous is your Neighborhood" published by Springer. Dr Joseph N. Pelton and Firooz Allahadi.  

Forthcoming Book: "After Apollo" by John Logsdon

Forthcoming book from an esteemed member of our board, John Logsdon From the Palgrave Macmillan website: “After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program” By John M. Logsdon Hardcover (352 pages) £22.00 Forthcoming April 2015 ISBN 9781137438522 Palgrave Macmillan On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong took 'one small step...

New Book "How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime"

This will be reviewed in a future issue of Space Policy! From the Ashgate Webpage on this title: “How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime” By Daniel Sage, Loughborough University, UK   Regular price: £60.00 Ashgate, November 2014 192 pages ISBN: 978-1-4724-2366-5 In this innovatory book Daniel Sage...

"You Are Here" by Chris Hadfield 2014

The charismatic astronaut Chris Hadfield has published a book of photographs of Earth from space. How fun. Macmillan ISBN: 9781447278603 Publication date: 14.10.2014 Number of pages: 208 £20 From the Macmillan website on "You Are Here": From the author of the international bestseller An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth...

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 a blogpost titled "Leaving the comfort zone: Public engagement can help you think about your research from a fresh perspective" which gives a great overview...

"Extraterrestrial Altruism" edited by Douglas Vakoch 2014

I've been really interested in the work of Douglas Vakoch ever since I met him at a conference many years ago. I blogged his Ted Talk "What would you say to an extraterrestrial?" some time ago and still highly recommend it. And he's now got an edited book out, hurrah!...

"Why Mars" by W Henry Lambright

Another new title just out that I would like to have reviewed for the journal Space Policy. If interested, contact me! Why Mars: NASA and the Politics of Space Exploration W. Henry Lambright John Hopkins University Press Hardback, 336 pages ISBN: 9781421412795 May 2014 $49.95 Mars has captured the human imagination...

"NASA Spinning Off Since 1962"

"NASA Spinning Off Since 1962"

This is a fun infographic that was sent to me to share from http://www.greatbusinessschools.org/nasa/ Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org

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 Earth Objects (NEOs) such as comets and asteroids" Dr Jill Stuart, LSE and Space Policy journal A)   What is the current thinking about ‘existential risk’...

New Book: The Iranian Space Endeavor

I'll be looking for someone to review this for me for Space Policy. Note that Springer tends to not send out free review hard copies of their books anymore I'm afraid, but I can arrange for a reviewer to have access to an electronic copy. Email me if you're interested...

"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'! Available for pre-order now, out in December 2014: "Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploration" by Tony Milligan Mcfarland & Co Inc Pub 978-0786472659 From Academica.edu here: An exploration...

22 April 2014: Essay contest "Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization"

22 April 2014 deadline, 1500 word essays by students between the ages of 18 and 30. From the website here The activities of our global civilization are now intertwined with the evolution of the Earth system. Human civilization will face many challenges as it adapts to a rapidly changing world,...

June 2014: Contribute to "Sky Scrolls" project

From the website here SKY SCROLLS Looking up on a clear and dark night the brilliant lights of our visible Universe reveal themselves. The vast territory of the night sky becomes a mesmerizing field of seemingly infinite luminosity and motion. The abundant array of stars, planets, galaxies and nebulae has been...

Temporary Free Access to Issue 29(4) of Space Policy!

Note from Carrie Christensen, Publisher Editor-in-Chief Stuart and Elsevier invite you to enjoy this quarter’s issue of Space Policy, the highlight of which is the opening of a lively discussion on manned exploration. We welcome you to enjoy free access to this issue for the next 2 months’ time. This includes:...

New Book "The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives"

As always, I'll be looking for someone to review this for Space Policy--give me a shout if you're interested! I'm happy to see that Editorial Board member Frans Von Der Dunk is a contributor. From the publisher’s website here: The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives Edited...

"Space Architecture" book by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

I've ordered a copy of this to have reviewed in Space Policy. If you're interested in reading and writing a review, do let me know! The book's website here Space Architecture: Buildings for the Outer Space  Authored by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta In 2012 the architect and urban planner...

New Book: The Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2012

A review of this will be published in a forthcoming issue of Space Policy: watch this…erm…. space! From the full website here: Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2012 Edited by Corinne Jorgenson Eleven International Publishing (2013) 952 pages €110 (hardback) This volume contains the proceedings of the...

Interview with a Space Policy Board Member: Who Owns the Moon?

  Joanne Gabrynowicz is a Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law and valued member of the journal Space Policy Editorial Board. As such it was a pleasure to read an article in the Telegraph this weekend for which she was interviewed and extensively quoted. "Who Owns the Moon? Time to...

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 of Stephen Krasner, Susan Strange, Oran Young and other bright minds on the subject. E-ir.com has wisely, in my opinion, taken the opportunity commission a series of essays reflecting...

Book by Ajey Lele "Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?"

Here is another new book from Ajey Lele, published with Springer (2013): "Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?" I'm keen for someone to review this book as well for Space Policy journal. If you're interested, please get in touch! Ajey Lele also co-authored an article in the most recent issue 29(3) of...

New Book "Space Exploration: All that Matters" (2013) by David Ashford

New Book by David Ashford. "Space Exploration: All That Matters" published by Hodder & Stoughton (July 2013). 152 pp. £8.99/ $14.99 (paperback); £4.99 (Kindle) Interested in reviewing this book for the journal Space Policy? If so, please do get in touch. Product Description        Amid a century devastated by war, space exploration was...

Overview Effect Video 25 Years on

Overview Effect Video 25 Years on

I only just stumbled across this: A video reflecting on the 'Overview Effect' concept outlined by Frank While in 1987. Full website for the project here. There is a lot that I like about this concept, but I also think there are some interesting things to be said about it...

Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet

The author of this text has an article forthcoming in Space Policy If you would like to offer a review of this book for future publication in Space Policy, please contact me Mission Mars: India's Quest for the Red Planet Significant amount of public interest on the subject which showcases...

Publication- Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends

To be reviewed in Space Policy in a forthcoming issue! From the publisher's website here: Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends Editors: Nathaniel J. Clements and Edison G. Hahn Retail Price: $125.00 Book Description:  Historically, the commercial space launch industry focused primarily on putting payloads, such as satellites, into orbit, using...

New Publication: ‘A Guide to Space Law Terms’

From the George Washington University website here "Space Policy Institute and Secure World Foundation Release 'A Guide to Space Law Terms' January 31, 2013 The Space Policy Institute and the Secure World Foundation have released a guide to words, terms, and phrases commonly used in space law. Edited by SPI...

Game: Build your own space program (Kerbel Space Program)

Game: Build your own space program (Kerbel Space Program)

I haven't bought this yet (I think it's $23) as it looks quite fun and I suspect it could turn into a real time-sucker! From the website here Introducing Kerbal Space Program! KSP is a game where the players create and manage their own space program. Build spacecraft, fly them,...

New photography book: The Last Pictures by Trevor Paglen

This looks very interesting indeed...                   Human civilizations' longest lasting artifacts are not the great Pyramids of Giza, nor the cave paintings at Lascaux, but the communications satellites that circle our planet. In a stationary orbit above the equator, the satellites that...

New book: Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space (2012)

I'm witholding judgment on this one until I get my copy in... but potentially looks interesting... Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis of Space Power, Security and Governance by Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan  Pagrave Macmillan 288 pp, £57.50 9780230314450 Also available as an ebook     Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis...

New Book: Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites

This looks like a great volume, on an increasingly important topic, by some of the top people in this field...   Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites: Emerging Legal Issues   Edited by Ray Purdy and Denise Leung   Satellite technologies are rapidly improving, offering increased opportunities for   monitoring laws, and...

NASA publication: Earth as Art

NASA publication: Earth as Art

I hope to get my hands on a copy of this... Original text here New "Earth as Art" Book Illustrates Beauty of Satellite Views WASHINGTON -- A stunning array of images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, "Earth...

Space Policy in Developing Countries by Robert Harding published

Space Policy in Developing Countries by Robert Harding published

A colleague and friend, Robert Harding (Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama) has just published a new book usefully covering an under-developed area of research and discussion: Space Policy in Developing Countries: The Search for Security and Development on the Final Frontier...