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Vatican astronomer

Outer space deserves care

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20 August 2021
The following is an interview with Brother Guy Consolmagno, Director of the Vatican Observatory. As we speak all sorts of space oddities are going on. We are witnessing more and more space tourism. What are your thoughts regarding the new frontiers that are being opened on many fronts? Well, they’re quite mixed. On the one hand I do think that human future is in space and as the old saying goes: no bucks, no Buck Rogers. If there’s no way to make money, then its not going to happen. That’s just the way the world is. We can also of course be worried about the fact that a lot of the space travel is not regulated yet and there’s a reason why we have laws. We need to be sure that we don’t get into each others ways, that our satellites don’t run into each other and create havoc for everyone. So there’s going to be a need for regulation, for ...

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