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Democratize the Universe

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Levine, N. (2015). Democratize the Universe. Jacobin, 17, pp. 25-34

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Extreme travel firm Space Adventures began offering occasional private trips to the International Space Station in 2001. Ticket prices reached $30 million.

not a bad way of getting rid of rich people tbh

—p.28 by Nick Levine 4 years, 1 month ago

Extreme travel firm Space Adventures began offering occasional private trips to the International Space Station in 2001. Ticket prices reached $30 million.

not a bad way of getting rid of rich people tbh

—p.28 by Nick Levine 4 years, 1 month ago
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The Brazilian delegate to the committee summarized the group’s position: “It does not seem justifiable ... that space activities ... should evolve in a climate of total laissez-faire, which would conceal under the cloak of rationality new ways for an abusive exercise of power by those who exert control over technology.” Despite opposition from both the Soviet Union and the United States, the final draft of this new outer space agreement included a version of the “common heritage of mankind” doctrine.

the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 1973

ofc the US did not agree

—p.29 by Nick Levine 4 years, 1 month ago

The Brazilian delegate to the committee summarized the group’s position: “It does not seem justifiable ... that space activities ... should evolve in a climate of total laissez-faire, which would conceal under the cloak of rationality new ways for an abusive exercise of power by those who exert control over technology.” Despite opposition from both the Soviet Union and the United States, the final draft of this new outer space agreement included a version of the “common heritage of mankind” doctrine.

the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, 1973

ofc the US did not agree

—p.29 by Nick Levine 4 years, 1 month ago