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The future of space in society

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The Crescent Arts Centre
2-4 University Road, Befast, BT7 1NH
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For fifty years, space exploration has been limited to national or international space agencies and has focused on exploration as an endeavour to benefit humankind. In the future, the space sector will see increased involvement from private sector organisations and nations with limited space heritage. While this will increase access to space and its benefits, it may present challenges. To explore this, we will bring together a panel of OU experts in space science, economics and governance. They will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of space to society and the challenges that lie ahead regarding the laws that govern the use of space. These will be framed within the context of ensuring space activities are sustainable and the space environment protected.

Joining the panel from The Open University will be:

Mr Thomas Cheney, Lecturer in Space Governance at the School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences

Dr Leslie Budd, Reader in Social Enterprise in the Business School

Dr Nisha Ramkissoon, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

This event is being delivered by The Open University as part of the NI Science Festival.

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