Book cover of Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space by Erika Nesvoldby Erika Nesvold

Can we do better in space than we’ve done here on Earth?

We’ve pinpointed the destination, refined the technology, designed the habitat, outfitted our space residents. Are we forgetting something? A timely reminder that it’s not just rocket science, this thought-provoking book explores the all-too-human issues raised by the prospect of settling in outer space. It’s worth remembering, Erika Nesvold suggests, that in making new worlds, we don’t necessarily leave our earthly problems behind. Accordingly, her work highlights the complex ethical challenges that accompany any other-worldly venture—questions about the environment, labor rights, and medical ethics, among others.

Interview with the Author

Podcast Art for The Lawfare PodcastThe Lawfare Podcast 
Chatter: Governing Space Settlements Ethically with Erika Nesvold
9/28/23            91 min

Podcast art for Planetary RadioPlanetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science 
Space Policy Edition: The Tricky Ethics of Space Settlement
3/3/23          71 min

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