The Outer Space Institute

For the sustainable development of Space


To view all researched articles, open letters, public communications and more, visit the Documents and Press page.

  • Paul Meyer was featured on the Youth Fusion Podcast for a discussion on peace and conflict in outer space. Listen here: Space for Peace: A Conversation with Professor Paul Meyer.
  • The 1st Annual John S. MacDonald Outer Space Lecture featuring speaker Johann-Dietrich "Jan" W├Ârner, former Director-General of the European Space Agency, is available on YouTube.
  • Michael Byers has a new op-ed out in the Globe and Mail. Read it here: A major solar storm can strike Earth. We need to be ready.
  • 'Unnecessary risks created by uncontrolled rocket reentries' by Michael Byers, Aaron Boley, Ewan Wright and Cameron Byers was published in Nature Astronomy. Coverage of the article can be found at New Scientist, The Verge, Smithsonian Magazine, Cosmos Magazine, Global News, and more.
  • The International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing is open for additional signatures. Should you wish to add your name, please use the following form (link). The current full list of signatories is available here (link)
  • Who We Are

    The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is network of world-leading space experts united by their commitment to highly innovative, transdisciplinary research that addresses grand challenges facing the continued use and exploration of space. Comprised of physical scientists, social scientists, lawyers, engineers, industry leaders, and policy makers, there is no other body like it anywhere. The transdisciplinary approach enables the OSI to identify challenges, opportunities, and solutions that have been overlooked by other groups. By breaking down barriers that prevent people in different fields from working together, the OSI is able to further challenge assumptions that are often taken for granted in building public policy.

    Media Contacts

    Please visit our Contact Request page for information on how to reach OSI Fellows with requests for interviews or commentary.