Asteroids, Mining, and Policy: Practical Consideration of Space Resource Rights

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

SWF and the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) will host a panel discussion on "Asteroids, Mining, and Policy: Practical Consideration of Space Resource Rights" on Thursday May 5, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in Washington, DC. A light lunch will be served.

As the domestic and international community discusses and implements policy and legislation focused on space resource rights, this panel will focus on identifying legal, policy, and business implications of that activity. The discussion will focus on practical considerations related to the development of space resources-related regulatory frameworks and their relationship to both commercial development and international commitments.


  • Kenneth Hodgkins, Director of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State
  • Peter Marquez, Vice President for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources
  • Jim Dunstan, Founder, Mobius Legal Group
  • Christopher W. Ingraham, Senior Legislative Assistant, Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK)
  • Moderator:  Ian Christensen, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation



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Last updated on May 13, 2016