Space topic_ introduction by hcj

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									SPACE TOPIC: INTRODUCTION
The Resolution

 Resolved: The United States federal government
  should substantially increase its exploration
  and/or development of space beyond the Earth’s
  mesosphere
Aff Cases: Development
 Colonization Cases
   Extra-solar colonization
     Generational star ships
     Panspermia
     Von Neumann probes
   Solar colonization
     Lunar colonization
     Martian colonization
     Orbital colonization
Aff Cases: Dev’t [cont’d]
 Resource Extraction Cases
   Asteroid mining (NEAs)
   Lunar mining (He3)
   Lunar solar power
   Space solar power (PowerSats)
Aff Cases: Dev’t [cont’d]

 Military Cases
   Doctrine
   Forces (Space Forces)
   Weapons systems/types
     Missile Defense/SBI
     Space-Based Lasers (SBL)
     STEW/Rods from God
Aff Cases: Dev’t [cont’d]

 Space Access Cases
   Constellation
   Railgun
   Reusable launch vehicle
   Small booster rockets
   Space elevator
   Space junk removal
   Transorbital railroad
Aff Cases: Exploration [cont’d]

 Propulsion development
   Anti-matter
   Nuclear/Project Orion
   Solar sails
Aff Cases: Exploration
 Asteroid mapping/defense
 Deep space/origins research
 ISS (expand or new)
 NEA mission (robotic, crewed)
 Remote sensing
 Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)
Aff Cases: Cooperation

 Joint missions with…
   China
   India
   South Korea
Aff Cases: Other (policy)

 Export controls/ITAR
 Private space—promote/remove barriers
 Space Tourism
Aff Cases: Other (weird)

 Astral projection
 Inner space/transcendental meditation
 U.S. off the Planet (Churchill)
 Worm holes/time travel
Disadvantage Areas

 Budget DAs
   Fiscal discipline
   Tradeoffs
 Politics DAs
   Elections
   Presidential agenda
Disad Areas [cont’d]

 Space-y DAs
   Diseases
   Launch accidents
   Overcrowding (GSO)
   Ozone
   Space junk
   Space regime credibility/Space law
   Space weaponization
Counterplan Areas

 Domestic Agents
   NASA
   New agency
   Department of Defense
   Executive
   Congress
 Multilateral Cooperation
 Private Actor/Prizes
Counterplan Areas [cont’d]

 International Agents (net benefits can be
  written as disads)
   China
   EU
   Japan
   Russia
   Emerging space powers—Brazil, India, South Korea

 Bilateral Cooperation—same list
 Advantage CPs
Kritik Ground
 The usual suspects [See: France, philosophy;
  Germany, philosophy]
   Capitalism
   Objectivism

 Anthropocentrism
 Escapism
 Technologism (Heidegger et al.)
 Space Colonialism
 Space Security
 Transhumanism
 Virilio/Speed

								
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