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Because it’s there

From communications satellites to commercial space flights, our atmosphere is open for business. And with the space industry currently generating more money than some countries, everybody wants in on the action. Gone are the days of the Cold War-era space race, they’ve been replaced by a new generation of tech entrepreneurs. This “New Space” network of Silicon Valley visionaries dream of pushing the boundaries of human exploration in their aim of building a space utopia.

But are we really drawn to the wild frontiers of space “because it’s there”? Or is it another resource for the ultra-rich to exploit for profit?

Producer/Presenter: Cheyne Anderson

Speakers: Patrick Wang, CEO SpaceOps Australia

Matthew Johnson, PHD Candidate at the University of Technology Sydney

Professor Steven Freeland, Dean of the School of Law at Western Sydney University.

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