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by Hannah Leitheiser

Weaponizing Space

Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

Neil deGrasse Tyson

2018SEP

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2018-10-23

- Neil deGrasse Tyson, Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military (2018SEP)

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty bans weapons in space. But Tyson says military documents hold that the US considers the right to defense implicit in the treaty and further that defense includes preemptive defense, so Tyson expects space will become weaponized soon.