My last post was an introduction to asteroid mining. I had intended to continue with that subject but there has been a bunch of space related stories in the last week so I thought I would explore some of those before returning to asteroid mining.
I have stated in previous blogs that when you consider all the different factors such as economic, political, social, technological, public health and environmental, it is obvious that nuclear energy is not a good way to produce electricity. I have often said that the only reason nuclear power is still being discussed as a viable power source is because there is so much money involved in their construction and operation.
I have been blogging about the United Nations and the body of international space law. The United Nations created the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in 1958 to serve as a group of experts to provide advice to the new ad hoc Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It became an agency within the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs (DPSCA) in 1962 when the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space became a permanent U.N. committee.