The Center for Space Science and Culture

...how vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable the Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our Navigations, and all our Wars are transacted, is when compared to them. A very fit Consideration, and matter of Reflection, for those Kings and Princes who sacrifice the Lives of so many People, only to flatter their Ambition in being Masters of some pitiful corner of this small Spot.

Christiaan Huygens, 1698

The Center for Space Science and Culture is a cooperative effort of Southwest Research Institute Department of Space Studies in Boulder, Colorado, and the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. The center seeks to stimulate renewed reflection on the ethical, cultural, and philosophic aspects of space policy.

Personnel

Mark Bullock, Southwest Research Institute Dept of Space Studies
Robert Frodeman, Dept of Philosophy, University of North Texas
David Grinspoon, Southwest Research Institute Dept of Space Studies
Eugene C. Hargrove, Dept of Philosophy, University of North Texas
J. Britt Holbrook, Dept of Philosophy, University of North Texas
Carl Mitcham, Liberal Arts and International Studies, Colorado School of Mines

Recent Work

Upcoming and Recent Events

  • Britt Holbrook, "Space Science, Philosophy, and Policy," First IAA International Conference, Impact of Space on Society, Budapest, Hungary, March 18, 2005.