Can You Mine An Asteroid?

Today’s episode is about a future where we (try to) mine asteroids for resources.
Guests:


Atossa Abrahamian, a journalist who’s written about space mining and is working on a new book about “places in the world where the rules don’t (fully) apply.”


Dr. Andreas Hein, a space systems engineer and executive director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.


Dr. Ram Jakhu, a professor at the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law and editor of Global Space Governance: An International Study.


Dr. Erika Nesvold, an astrophysicist, co-founder of the JustSpace Alliance, and host of the podcast Making New Worlds.


Dr. Jim Schwartz, a professor of philosophy at Wichita State University who writes about space ethics.


Voice Actors:

Receptionist/Robot: Ashley Kellem


Gabby: Anjali Kunapaneni


Melissa: Chelsey B. Coombs


Mark: Henry Alexander Kelly



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