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From Bezos to satellites, does new space era need new rules?

Posted on AllSides July 20th, 2021
From The Center
general news, space travel

As billionaires boldly go spaceward, it signals an era of increased activity beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Along with guiding principles, does space also need more enforceable rules?

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

The closing line from “Back to the Future” fits the moment as human spaceflight expands with a pair of billionaires blasting beyond Earth’s atmosphere – Richard Branson on July 11 and Jeff Bezos scheduled for tomorrow. But behind the high-profile commercial launches, a question looms: Are more rules of the road needed, metaphorically, for a trackless...

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