Our Projects

US National Science Foundation
Funded project on outer space cybersecurity (2022-2024)

Our Events

4 April 2024
MIT Media Lab / Aurelia Institute
Co-organizing a workshop on AI ethics in outer space at the Beyond The Cradle conference

7-8 March 2024
Cal Poly
Organizing an expert workshop on imagining novel scenarios for outer space cybersecurity

30-31 March 2023
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Organizing an expert workshop on outer space cybersecurity


17 June 2024
Outer Space Cyberattacks: Generating Novel Scenarios to Avoid Surprise
A report funded by the US National Science Foundation
Announcement here.

1 December 2023
NASA / National Space Council UAG
White Paper, “Space Data Ethics: The Next Frontier in Responsible Leadership”

Journal Papers and Contributed Articles

February 2022
Military Space Ethics
Does Just War Theory Extend to the Space Frontier?

January 2021
Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology
Outer Space as a New Frontier for Technology Ethics

15 July 2020
Artificial Intelligence and Global Security
Space War and AI

June 2019
Special Journal Issue: Human Colonization of Other Worlds
(Announcement here)

August 2015
Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy, and Governance
Enhancing Astronauts: The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications

6 October 2014
Introduction to Astronaut Bioethics

Winter 2006
Space Ethics: Look Before Taking Another Leap for Mankind

Other Links

20 June 2024
The Supply Chain Report
Cal Poly Report Explores Outer Space as New Cybersecurity Frontier, Introduces ICARUS Matrix

19 June 2024
Industrial Cyber
Cal Poly Report Highlights Outer Space as New Frontier for Cybersecurity Threats; Offers ICARUS Matrix

17 June 2024
Government Technology
What Does the Future of Cybersecurity in Space Look Like?

17 June 2024
Dark Reading
Space: The Final Frontier for Cyberattacks

17 June 2024
CSO magazine
A New Fear for CSOs: The Sky is Falling

Summer 2024
Cal Poly Magazine
A More Ethical Space

21 May 2024
RSA Conference
The Art of Possible: RSAC 2024 Insights from Cryptocurrency to Cybersecurity

3 May 2024
Barracuda Networks
Going to RSA 2024? Here’s What to Look For

3 April 2024
Know Before You Go: Your Guide to RSAC 2024

26 February 2024
Cal Poly
Cal Poly's Advisor to US National Space Council Recommends First Study on Space Data Ethics

30 November 2023
TU Munich, IEAI
Reflections on AI: Q&A with Prof. Patrick Lin

22 November 2023
Wired (Czech Republic)
Robots Will Probably Get Their Rights

18 August 2023
Cyberattack Shutters Major NSF-Funded Telescopes for More Than 2 Weeks

19 December 2022
Cal Poly
Ethics Professor Patrick Lin Joins U.S. Space Council Advisory Group

16 December 2022
White House Revamps Membership of National Space Council Advisory Group

16 December 2022
The White House
Vice President Harris Announces Selections to the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group

12 September 2022
Cal Poly
Cal Poly Wins First-Ever Grant on Space Cybersecurity from US National Science Foundation

7 July 2022
United Nations, Office of Disarmament Affairs
Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education: 10th Biennial Report of the Secretary General

6 November 2020
Univ. of Colorado, CS
The Future of War ("Philosophy in the City' series)

July 2019
The Monthly (Australia)
Mining the Moon

31 January 2018
Making New Worlds
What If I Get Sick (in a Space Settlement)?

14 June 2018
New Yorker
Elon Musk and the Failure of Our Imagination in Space

30 September 2016
Financial Times
Elon Musk, Billionaire Tech Idealist and Space Entrepreneur

7 April 2015
Staying Healthy on the Red Planet

11 October 2014
Mars Exploration Bioethics 101

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