In this episode, we meet Chris Blackerby, Astroscale Group COO & Director, Japan. Chris served as the NASA Attaché for Asia, the senior space policy official in the U.S. Embassy Tokyo, from 2012-2017. In that capacity, he identified multiple opportunities for cooperation in the region, served as strategic space advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan and senior U.S. Government officials, acted as an official intermediary between NASA and its partners in Asia in negotiating agreements and resolving disputes, and participated in numerous outreach events highlighting NASA activities.
Chris explains why the public should care about space debris and the actions Astroscale is taking to prevent more space clutter.