I was recently interviewed about the work I am doing with students in the Space Operations program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. I talked about the need for space policy and interdisciplinary communication and activities. See more here
Thinking outside the box for outer space - I enjoyed very interesting questions and conversation on space exploration, space law and ethics with science and astronomy folk at Institute of Astronomy and Cambridge University, UK
See Dr Langston's published chapter on space bioethics and human spaceflight titled "Reimagining Icarus: Ethics, Law and Policy Considerations for Commercial Human Spaceflight" in a new book on the medical and physiological impacts of humans in space: Into Space: A Journey of How Humans Adapt and Live in Microgravity, by IntechOpen (available here).
Dr Langston recently spoke at the Space Security Conference "Space Security: the Next Chapter" at UNIDIR 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland 7-8 May 2018. A recording of the presentation "Space Security and Gender: Incorporating the Gender Perspective into Decision-making Processes" can be accessed on the conference site here. For the transcript and handout please see here.
New 3-part article series by Dr. Langston exploring some of the legal, ethical, and practical implications of A.I. citizens on Earth and in Space. For Part I on Legal Perspectives click here.
New article available by Dr Langston on Space law, ethics and governance for space settlements and humanity in space. [Click here]
Dr Langston met with colleagues at Cambridge to continue discussions started at the UN Space for Women Expert Meeting on gender issues, STEM and space. Stay tuned for upcoming collaborations and articles.
On January 11, 2018 Dr. Langston participated in the AIAA/Aviation Week Space Commercialization Executive Summit, held at the AIAA SciTech Forum 2018, in Kissimmee, Florida where discussions focused on ways to establish an environment that promotes private sector investments in commercial space, specifically addressing the political, legal, regulatory, and economic challenges of the sector’s growth.
By Dr. Sara M. Langston
On October 4-6, during annual global Space Week, the UN Women and UN Office for Outer Space Activities (UNOOSA) hosted an Expert Meeting on Space for Women. The topic focused on how we can integrate and increase women’s access to space technologies and work sector as well as STE(A)M education. Clearly there are many aspects and approaches to these issues and challenges, and solutions were discussed in multiple breakout sessions and collectively as a diverse – multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-generational – group.
On 21 June 2017 Dr. Langston presented on the topic of “Space Travel: Understanding the Legal, Ethical and Medical Implications for Commercial Spaceflight Participants and Crew” at the 8th International Conference on Research Advances in Aerospace Technologies (RAST) 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey
Sara M. Langston
International Aerospace Strategies, Law, Policy, Media and Communications