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. Our mission is to build the field of space governance, advancing innovative solutions to address the greatest challenges and opportunities for humanity’s future in space.


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


Addressing 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

We are designing a research agenda which includes current, emerging, and future issues in space policy, allowing us to identify the greatest challenges and opportunities.


Commercial space
Space sustainability
Space for climate
Global governance


Space resources
Space infrastructure
Space weaponization
Great power competition


Constitutional design
Space and artificial intelligence
Moon and Mars settlement
Long-term space futures

Fellowship Program 2023

Applications are now open to join our team as a Research Fellow or Research Affiliate! This will be our second time running the Fellowship Program. Deadline: May 1st | Decisions: Rolling Basis
Fellowship Details


Bartu Kaleagasi


Gustavs Zilgalvis


Stephen Buono

Research Fellow

Giuliana Rotola

Research Fellow

Jung-Ju Lee

Research Fellow

David Jaffe

Research Fellow

Sama Kubba

Research Fellow

Daniel Skeffington

Research Fellow

Quade MacDonald

Research Fellow

Carson Ezell

Research Fellow

Theodora Ogden

Research Affiliate

Andrew Williams

Research Affiliate

Ian Crawford

Research Affiliate

Fin Moorhouse

Research Affiliate


We would like to give our special thanks to Robert Montano, Anja Sheppard, Chaitanya Kore, 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.

Apply to become a Member

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, with team members also located in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Brussels, Boston, Munich, and Milan.


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