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BlueSciCon (“Blue Marble Space Science Conversations”) is our scientific seminar series that focuses on topics relevant to the research undertaken by the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. Each show features expert discussions of contemporary research or current events in science. The goal of BlueSciCon seminars is to allow the host to obtain feedback on their ideas from our live audience, and to make available out novel ideas, discuss philosophical insights, or comments on current events to our podcast audience. These conversations are recorded and posted to Youtube and also published as a podcast series on iTunes.

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Stars without wars – Institutionalisation of space research and its role in the international security environment

Haritina Mogosanu

Listen: [mp3 download]

Questions to consider:

  1. What factors allow an institution like NASA to enable both space research and international security?
  2. What is meant by the institutionalization of space research?
  3. What historical factors from the space race are still lingering today?
  4. How should nations balance the sharing of space resources with security concerns?