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Law, Ethics, and Space: Space Exploration and Environmental Values

Alexandra R. Taylor, Christopher J. Newman

This paper offers an analysis of the ethical values that have accompanied human exploration of space so far, and emphasizes the need to infuse human space activity with new ethical values by means of new and well-constructed legislation. One of the values that we deem particularly important in the creation of a new approach towards space exploration is care for the natural environment, including the space environment.

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