Outer Space Institute

Who we are

The Outer Space Institute (OSI) is a 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.

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Check out our June 2024 newsletter for updates on our recent initiatives, research and publications by the Fellows, the OSI’s recently granted Permanent Observer Status to UN COPUOS, and more!

OSI response to NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS) Lunar Non-Interference Questionnaire

June 7, 2024

A response prepared by OSI Fellows and Junior Fellows to a May 2024 Lunar Non-Interference Questionnaire developed by NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy (OTPS). This processes intends to survey the lunar community to “inform the development of a framework for further work on non-interference of lunar activities.”

Outside/In Podcast

July 4 2024

Roohi Dalal, Aaron Boley and Sam Lawler were featured on an episode of the Outside/In podcast for a discussion on the new space race.



Outer Space Institute

Outer Space Institute
The University of British Columbia
225-6224 Agricultural Rd.
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1


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