Building Humanity's Future in Space

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The Center

The Center for Space Governance is a research institute dedicated to exploring current, emerging, and future issues in space policy. We are based in New York and San Francisco. Our mission is to advance innovative solutions to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for humanity’s future in space.


Mapping the landscape of space governance to identify the main policy issues, actors, and activities


Examining the most important questions in space policy to develop new perspectives and solutions


Engaging with policymakers at the United Nations, regional, and national levels to shape the future of space

Research Areas


Commercial Space Policy
Space for Sustainable Development Anti-Satellite Weapons Testing
Space Traffic Management
Norms of Behavior in Space
Space in Modern Warfare


Great Power Competition
Space and Nuclear Security Commercial Space Stations
Space Resources & Property
Lunar Governance
Planetary Defense


A Constitution for Space
Space and Artificial Intelligence
Future of Warfare in Space
Human Rights in Space
Mars Governance
Settlement Beyond Mars

Fellowship Program 2023

Applications are now closed to join our team. We are curently running our second Fellowship Program, which includes a cohort of Research Fellows, Research Affiliates, and Policy Affiliates.
Fellowship Program


Bartu Kaleagasi


Gustavs Zilgalvis


Tamay Besiroglu


Sam Adlen


Michelle Hermes

Research Fellow

Daniel Duchaine

Research Fellow

Shogo Yakame

Research Fellow

Samuel Jardine

Research Fellow

Marisa Jurczyk

Research Intern

Stephen Buono

Research Affiliate

Jung-Ju Lee

Research Affiliate

Theodora Ogden

Research Affiliate

Andrew Williams

Research Affiliate

Fin Moorhouse

Research Affiliate

Ian Crawford

Research Affiliate

Cody Knipfer

Policy Affiliate

2022 Fellows: Stephen Buono, Giuliana Rotola, Jung-Ju Lee,

David Jaffe, Sama KubbaDaniel Skeffington, Quade MacDonald, Carson Ezell



We would like to give our special thanks to Robert Montano, Anja Sheppard, Oskari Sivula, Paolo Bassani, and Stephan Dalügge for supporting our mission as Members of the Center for Space Governance. Applications for our Membership program are now open.

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Contact Us

For any questions or expressions of interest, please email us at [email protected]

The Center for Space Governance was founded in Washington, D.C. in 2022. We are currently based in New York and San Francisco. We also have team members located in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Brussels, Chicago, Boston, Munich, and Milan.

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