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Thu, Jul 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: What’s next for space travel

On this episode of Fast Thinking, David Bray and Inkoo Kang of the GeoTech Center discuss the future of space governance, China and Russia's independent missions, and the inevitable commercialization of space travel.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

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Fri, Jun 4, 2021

The future of global space governance for the new commercial era

The current legal framework governing space, drafted in an era when it was dominated by just two great powers, does not yet reflect a new context in which the majority of space activities will be conducted by private actors. As more players enter the domain, they are likely to encounter a governance system that will have little efficacy for dealing with space’s new challenges. To ensure that space remains safe and sustainable, policy makers must examine and remediate gaps within the current governance framework.

GeoTech Cues by Inkoo Kang

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Inkoo Kang is a research consultant with the GeoTech Center as well as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. At the Council, he conducts research and studies a variety of issues ranging from the future of American defense policy to the changing liberal world order. However, his primary focus is on the future of outer space and its growing implications for the U.S. military.

Prior to coming to the Atlantic Council, he conducted research for the former Chairman of the NIC, Gregory Treverton, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California’s School of International Relations, and commissioned as a Distinguished Graduate into the U.S. Air Force. He also serves as a Program Advisor for Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base.