Do We Need a Space Force?

The race to militarise space is a very real thing. Gone are the Star Wars jokes that dogged Donald Trump when he proposed a US Space Force last year. Since then — China and Russia started throwing more money at nano-satellites, laser guns, jamming devices and cyber-attack software. And French President Emmanuel Macron is the latest to jump onboard. But is this going to put all our lives at risk?

Subrata Ghoshroy
Researcher at MIT’s Science, Technology and Society Programme

Laura Seward Forczyk
Founder of Astralytical

Dean Cheng
Senior Researcher at the Heritage Foundation