Broad political, social, medical, legal issues discussed in the space industry
The advances in synthetic biology and genome editing can redesign biological organisms and modify our genetic codes for new possibilities that would ensure long-term survival in space
The current payload launching momentum will force us to think about space logistics sooner than we think.
Recent discoveries in human genetics raise new questions about our current physiology and, more importantly, hint at the challenges of long-term, sustained space travel and settlements.
Rich sources of innovation and engineering in different domains and industries, such as deep sea exploration, genetic engineering, etc., might open valuable R&D avenues for space.
To what extent will a sustainable and healthy life in space require a paradigm shift in genetics? For example, will our civilization engineer its DNA makeup in the search for life beyond Planet Earth?
According to Australian physician, Dr. Rowena Christiansen, engineering artificial gravity might pave the way to fully research human reproduction safely in space and we may end up with new subspecies of humans who are perfectly evolved to one environment only.
We don't fully understand about the basics of human sexual reproduction in space. For humanity to thrive in space, sexual reproduction, pregnancy, child growth, and development need to come under greater focus.
The frequency of space travel requires us to define and refer with greater precision the jobs needed in space over the following decades.
Beyond survival, design thinking is at the core of our spacefaring experience, and it must become a mainstay of all conversations meant to empower us to do more in space.
The recent report from the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explains the ongoing debate in astrobiology about the distinction between a planet's organic alien life or the evolution of organisms brought by crewed missions - i.e., forward biological contamination.
Developing indigenous knowledge and regional expertise will harness the new space ecosystem.
The pace and breadth of the space economy will depend on our capacity to learn and innovate.
Space will increasingly demand us to extend beyond our limits and comfort zones. I wonder how humans and machines will evolve together?
R&D and in-space testing are two integral components for reliable space technologies and systems. Thus, their need will only increase as our missions evolve.
The applications that derive from quantum science and engineering will become increasingly relevant.
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