Professor Ian Crawford
Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology
Room 605, Malet Street
tel: 020 3073 8026
Ian has recently written three articles concerned with the future of space exploration. The first, entitled 'Lunar Resources: A Review', has been accepted for publication in the journal Progress in Physical Geography. The other two are more speculative: the book chapter 'Interplanetary Federalism: Maximising the Chances of Extraterrestrial Peace, Diversity and Liberty' addresses the political organisation of future space colonies, while 'Avoiding Intellectual Stagnation: The Starship as an Expander of Minds' (Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 67, 253-257, 2014) examines how, in the distant future, interstellar space exploration may advance human knowledge and culture.
Ian gave an invited talk on "The role of UK science in lunar exploration" at a meeting on 'Missions to the Moon: Parliamentary update on lunar science and exploration' that was held at the UK parliament on 14 May 2014.