The human history of outer space

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Why we oppose U.S. military Policy in Space
The Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, [12 September 1997]. One nation representing about 6% of the world's population claims that it alone is military master of space and by logical extension of the earth below.The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 which the United States helped to draft and signed along with more than 90 other countries affirms the common interest of all humankind in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
Military interest in space-based solar power
By Regina Hagen, Global Futures Bulletin, #69, 1 October 1998. The US Air Force is officially planning for war from Space and for war in Space. The required new technologies are explored in a 13 volume document entitled New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the 21st Century by the USAF Scientific Advisory Board [1].
Double Standard in use of satellite technology
By Daya Thussu, Third World Network, [3 November 1998]. International control regimes such as the NPT and CTBT rely on information supplied by surveillance. As a result, satellites are now being used by Northern governments to collect detailed military and economic information on states without their cooperation. This espionage is sanctioned by the open use of the information in the media and by the UN.
Space debris warning
By Dr David Whitehouse, BBC News Online, Friday 25 May 2001. By Dr David Whitehouse, BBC News Online, Friday 25 May 2001. According to two private researchers more action needs to be taken to reduce space pollution by old satellites and rockets. Otherwise certain orbits, especially those used by manned spacecraft, could become more dangerous and remain so for hundreds of years.
US Space Policy: Time to Stop and Think
By Theresa Hitchens, Opinion & Analysis, Disarmament Diplomacy, October–November 2002. It has now become obvious that the administration of President George W. Bush is rapidly reconsidering US policy regarding weapons in space, which for nearly 40 years has focused on researching potential technologies while exercising restraint with regard to deployment.
Excerpt from the U.S. Code Title 18, Part I, Chapter 1, Paragraph 7
ยง 7. Special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States defined, release date: 2004-08-06. Any vehicle used or designed for flight or navigation in space and on the registry of the United States pursuant to the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space.