SWF Podcast - "Asteroids, Mining, and Policy: Practical Consideration of Space Resource Rights"

Friday, May 6, 2016

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.

On May 5, 2016, SWF and the Alliance for Space Development (ASD) hosted a panel discussion in Washington, DC, on "Asteroids, Mining, and Policy: Practical Consideration of Space Resource Rights" to discuss these issues. 

For further information, speaker bios, and presentations please see the event page on the SWF website.


  • 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

Audio Available Here

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Last updated on May 31, 2017