Breakthroughs - Democratization of Space:
As I mentioned in Barriers - Democratization of Space: Interdisciplinary inclusion and public participation are very important factors for the Democratization of space. Because it requires experts from all the subfields of space studies: space law, policy, space commerce, space economy, space applications, and many more. The limited number of experts in these subfields represents a barrier for regulations and decision-making on space settlements, space mining, space debris mitigation, Human rights in space, and many more.
As breakthroughs, it is important to create international opportunities in space studies to motivate experts and scholars from different fields to specialize in the space industry. The limited number of opportunities in the space industry is one of the reasons experts choose to specialize in other industries rather than the space industry. The more we have incubation programs, jobs, entrepreneurship funds, grants, expert-level competitions sponsored by the United Nations, private companies, international organizations, governments; the more we will get high-level experts in the space industry - which is very important for the Democratization of space, especially on topics such as space policy, regulations, Human Rights in space, Lunar governance, space pollution tax (tax on space debris) and many more.
The CEO of XPRIZE Ms. @AnoushehAnsari, once said: “Democratizing space means helping all nations gain access to space and its resources. I think it would be great. Space Tourism, as much as i like it, is not the best or largest opportunity for building sustainable future for space for a nation. there are others, like communication, manufacturing, earth observation and research, climate mitigation, etc. that can be lower hanging fruit for a nation to start their presence in the space scene.” (Reference: Posted by @AnoushehAnsari on May 25, 2021). Thanks to her for these insightful thoughts.
Also, as per UN SDG 10 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Space4SDGs of the United Nations Office on Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), it is important to create equal opportunities for everyone in space and to expand space studies to every region across the globe through connectivity in remote and isolated areas, remote participation in democratic processes and reliable access to information. As per UN SDG 16 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Space4SDGs of the United Nations Office on Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), it is important to promote peace and justice in space through conflict monitoring, by enabling the participation of remote and isolated communities in democratic processes, enforcement of legislation and access to reliable information.
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