Emory looks at Hollywood: Star Trek and the ethics of space exploration

By Stephen Beehler | Emory Looks at Hollywood | May 16, 2013

Who owns the moon? Is it fair to send people on a one-way trip to Mars? Can doctors safeguard medical experiments in other environments? These are just a few of the ethical questions confronting the human race as we continue to explore space.

The Emory Looks at Hollywood series examines these questions in context of the new Paramount Pictures movie "Star Trek Into Darkness", the latest in the long-running Star Trek story. Watch as Paul Root Wolpe, Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University and the first Senior Bioethicist for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), discusses the ethics of space exploration.