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Professor Jah Launches “Moriba’s Vox Populi” Web Series

15 Oct 2020

In the inaugural episode of his new web series, “Moriba’s Vox Populi”, Professor Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, hosted a diverse panel of space experts for an organic conversation on a host of space-related issues. The panelists began with a discussion of light pollution and specifically the rift between astronomers, who…

Introducing a New SSS Video Series & its Inaugural Episode: Space Traffic Management

18 Sep 2020

The Strauss Center’s Space Safety and Security program is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series. These videos will help to explain and clarify the fundamental issues of space policy for a general audience. Future episodes will also include interviews with space policy experts as well as opinion pieces by Strauss-affiliated fellows and scholars. …

Jah Featured in NPR Short Wave’s SPACE WEEK

11 Sep 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, was recently featured in an episode of NPR Short Wave’s SPACE WEEK series. In it, he briefed listeners on the basics of orbital debris, also known as space junk. After describing the varieties of orbital debris (“everything from upper-stage rocket bodies,…

SSS Lead Discusses Mars, Space Debris, Exclusivity in the Space Community, and More

01 Sep 2020

In a recent SpaceWatch.Global podcast, Professor Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the Cockrell School of Engineering, where he holds the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering, and Lead of the Space Security and Safety Program at the Strauss Center, discussed a host of issues related to his expertise and research….

SSS Opinion: What Bedouins Can Teach Us About Space Sustainability

24 Aug 2020

This op-ed is published in a joint endeavor between the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety (SSS) program, SpaceWatch and TXSLAPS. Sustainability has been practiced as a precondition for survival by many indigenous groups throughout the span of history. For those of us concerned with sustainability in space—or “the ability of all humanity to continue to use outer space for peaceful purposes…

Jah Calls for Space Transparency, Predictability, and Accountability

10 Aug 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, recently co-authored an…

SSS Opinion: A Smarter SDG 18

23 Jul 2020

This op-ed is published in a joint endeavor between the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety (SSS) program, SpaceWatch and TXSLAPS. 2020 is a pivotal year for sustainable development and the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Decade of Action. This month, UN representatives hope to accelerate the SDG’s stunted progress during a high-level political forum, which…

Jah Publishes the Inaugural Op-ed of Jahniverse

16 Jul 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, has published the…

Dr. Moriba Jah Discusses the Human-Induced Challenges Developing in Near-Earth Space

30 Mar 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, recently published an…

Dr. Moriba Jah Celebrated in NPR Feature on Black Excellence in STEM

03 Mar 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, was one…

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