The Monthly Discussion in May – Who Owns Outer Space?
What: Discuss + Debate + Drinks + Pizza
When: Wednesday, May 29
“The Earth is the cradle of humanity but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever” -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
Private companies are actively promoting plans to mine in Outer Space, and for the first time, these are seeming not far-fetched, but probable. Thus, we on Earth are faced with some tricky questions, which may have far-reaching consequences;
- Who (if anyone) owns the moon and outer space ?
- Who (if anyone) has the right to derive economic benefit from them?
- Who gets to decide?
Join writer Angela Dennis, for a discussion of the ‘new space race’; the main players, legal implications, and how Georgism might offer a model to ensure economic justice in extra-terrestrial resource extraction. Here’s a 2016 Conversation article on the subject to get you started.
Free entry. All Welcome.