Quartz has been hosting discussions about fixing globalization’s shortcomings at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the past few years. This year, we’re taking on another topic we’re keenly interested in, and globalization of another sort: the burgeoning space business. Maybe we can get things right early on this time, so we won’t need to host panels in Davos about what went wrong.
We’re undoubtedly in a new space age, with the boom in private space launches, the historic Chinese moon landing, the impending arrival of space tourism, the impatience for a Mars settlement, and much more.
This expansion means that space is no longer the preserve of just a few nations. As new actors enter the field, norms and policies are needed to ensure that the new space age benefits all of humanity.
In Davos, Quartz editor in chief Kevin J. Delaney led a panel discussion about what’s ahead with Sarah Al Amiri, minister of State for Advanced Sciences of the United Arab Emirates, Alice Bunn, international director at the United Kingdom Space Agency, and Richard Ambrose, executive vice president for Space Systems at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.
You can watch a video of today’s discussion in the player above.
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