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Beyond Earth Institute Webinar: The Military Role in Enabling Communities Beyond Earth
Wednesday, April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 amFree
Sponsored by: Heinlein Prize Trust
The last few years have witnessed a dramatic Increase in interest and funding for national security efforts in space. This attention is to expected. The economic importance of space is increasing exponentially, and U.S. competitors are rapidly increasing their space capability. But how will the militarization of space impact the prospects for the development of human communities beyond Earth? How can military priorities support development of key technologies such as critical infrastructure elements? What might be the expectation for national or international security presence aboard large scale human habitats? These and other global security questions will be explored by our panel. Keynoting this Beyond Earth Institute program will be Gordon Roesler, Ph.D., President, Robots in Space LLC. Dr. Roesler will share the latest work at the Defense Innovation Unit and the space infrastructure research the DoD is supporting. An international perspective will be provided by Barbara Belvisi, Founder, CEO, Interstellar Lab. And Beyond Earth VP for Economic Vibrancy will join in a panel discussion on the subject.