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This week I interview Charity Weeden, Vice President of Global Space Policy at Astroscale. We talk about orbital debris, global harmonization, and how orbital mechanics can explain a lot about life. We also discuss careers in the military and opportunities for former service members, as well early career mentorship programs, including Space & Satellite Professionals International, and the Brooke Owens Fellowship. If you enjoy listening, please leave a review where ever you…
The podcast is back with another set of interviews, and it kicks off in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with Michelle Hanlon, co-founder of For All Moonkind, which is trying to preserve humanity’s space heritage, including the landing site of humankind’s first steps on the moon. We talk about how humanity can leave behind the conflicts around sovereignty and expand into the universe, how her previous corporate practice prepared…
Since I started the podcast, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing nine professionals in space law and policy. And I asked each guest what space law and policy means, at least to them. For my first special, I’ve compiled their answers into a single episode. You’ll hear from each of my past guests (click for their individual episode): Chris Hearsey Elsbeth Magilton Laura Montgomery Diane Howard Michael Simpson PJ Blount Andrea Harrington Chris Johnson Laura
On this episode, I interview Dr. Andrea Harrington, Associate Professor at Air Command & Staff College at Air University. We talk about the importance of space security to the future of space development, I inadvertently understate her thesis, and she challenges my lack of detail in reading the Outer Space Treaty. We also discuss the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition. If you are a law student and are interested in competing in the…
Listen as I interview Dr. PJ Blount, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Luxembourg, adjunct professor for the LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, as well as adjunct faculty at Montclair State University in New Jersey. We delve into his space security background, how that affects the terminology he uses, and how space law is so wonderfully weird for understanding international sovereignty in the 20th century.…
This week I interview Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director Emeritus of Secure World Foundation, Former President and still Faculty at International Space University, and all around nice guy. We talk about how his parents’ positive outlook about Sputnik framed his view of space exploration, and how the rapid pace of technology will require good lawyers who aren’t afraid of life-long learning. Plus, if you become a patron on Patreon, you can hear…
Listen to me interview a friend and mentor of mine, Dr. Diane Howard. We talk about changing careers, inviting yourself to sit at the table, and her work on Space Traffic Management. As a bonus, if you become a patron on Patreon, you can hear Diane talk about the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to space policy. If you enjoy listening to this podcast, please leave a review on whatever service you use to…