Press Release

Beyond Earth To Hold Commercial Space Stations Policy Event

By SpaceRef Editor
March 3, 2022
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The Beyond Earth Institute (Beyond Earth) will be hosting a virtual policy event titled “Policy Challenges of the Emerging Commercial Habitat Market” on March 17, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time via Zoom. The event is free with donations suggested. Tickets can be obtained at the following link:

With the planned decommissioning of the International Space Station by the end of the decade, NASA is taking steps to ensure continuity of critical LEO microgravity research with the help of the private sector. NASA’s Commercial LEO Destination (CLD) program to seed human activity in LEO to commercial partners raises significant policy issues from export, liability, registration, arbitration, and other international issues. The intergovernmental agreement that governed the ISS operations will no longer apply. We need a governing regime for commercial space habitats that is not restrictive but will give customers and investors a level of confidence in the rules of engagement. This panel will include some of the key participants in the CLD program to give their insights on the potential for the emerging commercial space habitat market and the policy challenges they feel will have to be addressed.


– Moderator: Steven Wolfe, President & Co-Founder, Beyond Earth Institute

– Phil McAlister, Director, Commercial Spaceflight, NASA

– Erika Wagner, Senior Director for Emerging Space Markets, Blue Origin

– Adrian Mangiuca, Vice President of Infrastructure, Voyager Space

– Tejpaul Bhatia, Chief Revenue Officer, Axiom Space

– Alex MacDonald, Chief Economist

About the Beyond Earth Institute

The Beyond Earth Institute is a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization (application pending). It is at the heart of all related initiatives that impact the success of the space movement with respect to human expansion beyond Earth. Beyond Earth’s focus is on technology readiness, worldwide public support, and related public policy enactment, including recommendations for policy initiatives. Beyond Earth conducts primary and secondary research, then consolidates and publicizes reports to be delivered and presented widely throughout the space policy community both in the U.S. and internationally.

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