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With Erika Nesvold (Researcher, NASA Goddard & Carnegie Institution for Science) & Brooke Grindlinger (Chief Scientific Officer, NY Academy Of Sciences).
Fri, Apr 05, 2024 @ 07:00 PM   $25   NY Academy Of Sciences, 115 Broadway, 8th Fl

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Join author Erika Nesvold & the Academy's Chief Scientific Officer Brooke Grindlinger for a discussion of the ethical challenges of space travel & settlement-and Nesvold's new book, Off-Earth: Ethical Questions & Quandaries for Living in Outer Space.
Beyond the technical aspects of mastering our journey into space, astrophysicist & space ethicist Erika Nesvold embarks on a thought-provoking exploration of the ethical complexities-from environmental concerns to labor rights-of human persistence beyond Earth. Nesvold draws on insights from experts in ethics, sociology, history, social justice, & law to imagine a collective, global approach to space exploration & one that avoids repeating the mistakes of human settlement throughout history here on Earth.
As humanity stands at the threshold of space settlement, Nesvold challenges us to envision the future-is it a utopian dream or a dark future? Can we do better in space than we've done here on Earth? This book inspires thoughtful consideration of the potential ethical pitfalls as we strive to become a multi-planet species.

About the Author:
Erika Nesvold, PhD, an astrophysicist, has worked as a researcher at NASA Goddard & the Carnegie Institution for Science. She is a developer for Universe Sandbox, a physics-based space simulator; cofounder of the nonprofit organization the JustSpace Alliance; & the creator & host of the podcast Making New Worlds.
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