Unscrambling a space career from military forces

Author: David Webb

Published: April 2004

Pages : 8

Price : £1.50 (Free to SGR members and to students)

Publisher : Scientists for Global Responsibility

This briefing provides an insight into the implications of choosing a career in any field associated with space exploration or space technology. The forces that drive developments in space technology are complex, often political, and very often linked – either overtly or covertly – with a military imperative. The briefing aims to facilitate a deeper appreciation of these forces by offering a perspective on this military influence on the space industry that’s rarely seen elsewhere.

Briefing No. 5 in SGR's Ethical careers in science, design and technology series.

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