Olga Bodrug
Olga Bodrug
Research Assistant, Space Governance Research Group at Texas A&M University; Fulbright Scholar and MIA Candidate ’21 at the Bush School of Government and Public Service; Member at the Space Generation Advisory Council; Master’s Candidate ’20 at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies; Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations Affiliate; X-Culture ’17 and ’20 Alumna
Interstellar Rights

Interstellar Rights

The exploration of space is now shifting the paradigm as recent innovations put in light incredible discoveries. The space economy is undoubtedly the most captivating industry of the future. As it develops, dependence on satellite-based services considerably increases. Everything from weather forecasting, navigation and positioning application, the synchronization of transactions, of databases and financial markets, to telecommunications, television, and disaster management depends on satellite-based capabilities. New products and market segments are rapidly being developed, such as smaller, more affordable satellites. The competition between companies (and states) grows as well, as new opportunities emerge, such as global broadband, space tourism, colonization of planets, and asteroid mining.  More


Bringing Lasting Positive Change for Women

Bringing Lasting Positive Change for Women

Any change brings both positive and negative consequences. Therefore, a development planner should respect various principles to promote change that minimizes negative effects. Also, certain priorities or values should be reflected. This paper shows what are the principles, priorities, and values a development planner should respect to ensure lasting positive changes for women. It also includes a case study of an Eastern European country, the Republic of Moldova.  More


NASA & SpaceX Launch – A New Milestone in Space Exploration

NASA & SpaceX Launch – A New Milestone in Space Exploration

Over the years, space has proven to be one of the few topics that captivated people from all around the world to follow the same TV programming or online event at the same time. Individuals with different backgrounds, ethnicities, races, and religions were united by the same curiosity of the unknown. Even in our most difficult moments, space has succeeded in bringing us a hope light for a better future. Earlier this year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and private American space company, SpaceX, provided the world a glimmer of hope at a time where people around the planet are suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic and are protesting systemic racism. Saturday, May 30, 2020, will forever be significant in history as a giant leap forward in cosmic exploration because it marked the first time a commercial company launched humans to space, and it was the first crewed launch from America in the last nine years. NASA and SpaceX have written history, and the 10.3 million online viewers are part of it, as it was the most-watched NASA event online ever.[1]  More


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OEconomica No. 1, 2016