Does U.S. plan military domination of space?07/15/08 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: Is the United States planning to militarily dominate outer space?We’ll talk about that in a moment. Later we’ll talk about today’s decision by the Florida Public Service Commission to approve Progress Energy’s request to build two new nuclear power plants near Crystal River.
But first a song about our economy- phoned in by a listener.
In 1967, the U.S. agreed to be a signatory to the Outer Space Treaty, which designated space as “the province of all mankind” and said space should be used solely for peaceful purposes. Our next guest says the U.S. is now moving to militarily dominate space.
Our guest is Mike Moore, a research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. He’s the former editor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and his latest book is Twilight War: The Folly of U.S. Space Dominance. He joins us now on the phone.