22 January 2021
Anne-Marie Slaughter and Emily Lawrence argue in an commentary for Project Syndicate that space cooperation between the U.S. and China should be a aim of the new U.S. government. By focussing on common interests and norms for commercial activities in space, "both countries, along with the rest of the world, would benefit from a set of clear rules governing the exploration and commercialization of space." This would help that "unregulated commercial activity could cause a host of problems, from orbital pollution that jeopardizes spacecraft to biological contamination of scientifically valuable sites."
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