“Space exploration, look at the movie ‘Star Trek’…the colonial approach should be abandoned” : Donga Science

Scientists note one after the other at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

A SpaceX capsule with four astronauts docked at the International Space Station on the 3rd. Provided by Yonhap News/AP

The global space industry is expected to grow to about 1 trillion dollars (about 1,301 trillion won) by 2040, and while countries are actively involved in space development, scientists urge that they give ‘the best of the ‘colonial method’ to explore space ended. out It is noted that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the United States (NASA) and China reveal their intention to mine and occupy metal or lunar resources on the moon.

At the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) held in Washington, DC, on the 3rd (local time), Pamela Conrad, a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for Science, said, “We need to shift our focus away from exploration methods current that uses discoveries on other planets.” If we accept space exploration as a necessity, not just a possibility, the ‘try not to interfere’ in the Star Trek film series can be a great guide for methods of exploration’ the space.”

In the Star Trek series, Starfleet Command’s prime directive, ‘General Order No. 1’, states that Starfleet must not interfere with the social, cultural or technological development of other planets. As in Star Trek, going into space requires giving up the urge to intervene or the colonial approach to exploration.

“Humans should strive to be ‘light explorers’ rather than owning or extracting resources from space,” says Conrad. It will continue,” he said. It is noted that a colonial approach can ultimately lead to the violation of the exploration rights of others, whether in space or on Earth.

Scientists have previously talked about the problem of ‘light pollution’, where low-orbit satellites prevent astronomers from making new discoveries and artificial lights such as LEDs make it difficult to observe stars. Some argue that light pollution can kill human culture because the system of astronomical knowledge gained from stargazing is important to mankind.

Hilding Nielsen, a Native American from the Quebec region of Canada and a professor at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada, said, “In Canada, native people have rights to land that has not been transferred under treaties, and because there is no height limit, these rights extend to the sky.” “The culture of having a deep relationship with the moon and other celestial bodies is an integral part of the way of life and knowledge of the indigenous people,” he said.

“I actually heard a CEO of a large company say that going into space is the same as when people settled in Quebec,” he said.


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