A New Global Environment for Space Policy

The cover story of the Summer 2016 Issues in Science and Technology is the changing landscape of space policy. Bhavya Lal, a researcher at Washington, DC’s Science and Technology Policy Institute, explores how more countries and private companies are increasingly active in space. The United States government must reshape its space agencies and policies if it wants to keep up. According to Lal, cooperation and synergistic partnerships among commercial and governmental entities will be key to this effort.

From the Hill

  • From the Hill – Summer 2016

    Congress advances spending bills for NSF, NASA, Energy, and USDA In mid-May, the House Appropriations Committee approved FY 2017 spending bills covering the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Agriculture,… Read More



Book Reviews

  • A Dangerous Master book cover

    Surviving the Techstorm

    In A Dangerous Master, Wendell Wallach, a scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, tells the story of modern society’s struggle to cope with technology’s complexity and uncertainty. In the… Read More
  • Helga Nowotny, The Cunning of Uncertainty: Photo of the desert

    Nobody Knows Anything

    In a memoir, the screenwriter William Goldman reflected on his moviemaking career, wondering why some films caught the public imagination and soared, while others flopped. His depressing conclusion was that “nobody knows… Read More
  • Science Policy book cover by John Marburger

    The Human Factor

    Science Policy Up Close traces the high points of John Marburger’s career from president of Stony Brook University to director of Brookhaven National Laboratory, and later, science advisor to President George W.… Read More
  • Video Games Around the World book cover

    Gamers Abroad

    Defining video games involves a bit of fuzzy science these days. Arcades of the 1980s or home consoles such as the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation may immediately spring to mind, but… Read More
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