Session 8: Space and Australia’s Future
Is the development of space, including the Moon and beyond to Mars, really inevitable? What are the potential risks and benefits and how do we assess the cost:benefit ratio? If Space development is inevitable, how do we ensure that development is fair, equal, and does not damage the outer space environment, or is misused in exploiting the resources of Earth? This session explored the potential future of space use through historical, ethical, and technological lenses.
Moderator: Emeritus Professor Roy MacLeod (Series Convenor)
- Dr Cathryn O’Sullivan, CSIRO
- James Tanna, University of Sydney
- Thomas Gooch, Moon Village Association and Office of Planetary Observations
- Dr Tristan Moss, Griffith Asia Institute
- Claire McFarland (series co-Convenor)