As private space businesses are planned one after another and international manned space exploration plans are progressing, a report summarizing the advantages and problems of space advancement is identified by the Kureha Makoto Interdisciplinary Education and Research Promotion Center, Kyoto University. Published by a group of researchers.

 According to Kyoto University, the report is titled "Research Report on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Future Space Activities" and has about 50 pages.Nine researchers in astrophysics, philosophy, ethics, etc. took the lead in putting it together over two years.

The merits of space development are not only the improvement of scientific knowledge such as the formation of space, the planets of the solar system such as Mars, and the exploration of traces of life on satellites, but also the aspect of large-scale public works projects, so it fosters industry and creates employment. In addition to contributing to the provision of a wide variety of social infrastructure such as BS broadcasting and mobile phones.

On the other hand, the disadvantages are that exploration of manned Mars requires a huge amount of public funds, which is said to cost hundreds of billions of dollars, environmental destruction due to the increase in space debris, and damage to the health of astronauts. It is supposed to be possible.In addition, rocket technology can be directly applied to ballistic missile technology, which may pose a problem to global security, and there is a danger that the technology obtained in space development will be used for terrorism.

The official version of the "Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Future Space Exploration, Development, and Utilization" can be downloaded by clicking the "Report (pdf)" on the following site. ..

reference:[Kyoto University Space Research Unit] Project "Research and Survey of Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Space Exploration, Development, and Utilization"

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