Sports in Space™ - Equal, Peaceful Space

Beyond the facilitation and governance of Sports in Space, Space Games Federation®
is staunchly committed to the principle of outer space as a peaceful Non-sovereign territory.

We also believe in globally beneficial outer space endeavors such as Sports in Space,
and the use of international sport as a venue for respectful, good-faith negotiation, communication, cooperation, research and education.

ISS Nobel Peace Prize
Nomination Update

Thank you to Norwegian Parliamentarian Mr. Karstein Eidem Lovaas for believing in and nominating the International Space Station for a Nobel Peace Prize.

 

The ISS: A Beacon for Equal, Peaceful Space

Peace is attained through producing and nurturing ideas for the advancement of all humanity on Earth. The International Space Station (ISS) is a symbol of international peace in daily action, with five space agencies representing 15 nations performing experiments on behalf of over 93 countries. For over 20 years and at 220 miles above the Earth, people of different cultures, traditions, and languages have been living and working together peacefully.

From the multilateral structure of management at ground level to the multi-national commanding ranks of astronauts aboard, decisions for and on the ISS are made by consensus. Nations that endured two World Wars and a Cold War have now been working together to first establish, and now expand, a permanent outpost in space.

Post-Cold War scientists and engineers were given an alternative to building weapons through this peaceful outlet instead, to which they could apply their talents and skills. Retired military personnel have related countless stories of how they were possibly flying watch or reconnaissance missions against those sitting across the table from them. Trust and understanding were nurtured between nations who otherwise knew little of each other.

The ISS has even fostered the development of a seedling economy in low Earth orbit, creating even more opportunities for scientists, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs an outlet to direct their time and talents to the betterment of humanity.

One of the biggest lessons of the ISS is the value of exploration: there are often unexpected benefits from the journey itself as well as from the attainment of the objective. The ISS has played a key role in advancing multiple scientific disciplines, including pharmaceutical research for cancer treatment and prevention, commercial and non-governmental applications, Earth sciences, and remote sensing for terrestrial resource management.

Walls and borders do not engender peaceful coexistence; rather, peace occurs through openness and sharing. Despite years of evidence and examples of working, exploring, and living in peace, the ISS has not yet received the well-earned global acknowledgement of its successes. This is a model that can exist on Earth, for Earth.

Now, just about anyone who lives on our planet can look up on a clear night and see the International Space Station transit the starry sky. It outshines all other satellites in the heavens and stands singularly as a powerful testament to international progress and peace, to a level field of Equal Space™.

The ISS has pioneered new and innovative approaches to fostering international cooperation. Perhaps most importantly, the effort involved in sustaining the program while integrating various national interests and investments has transformed what was at times a fragile and precarious coalition at its start into a strong and united international partnership committed to common peaceful goals.

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Process

1. We advocated for nomination to the Voting Members on Change.org from December to February.

2. Norwegian parlamentarian Mr Karstein Eidem Lovaas nominated the International Space Station on Jan 23, 2020! (Awesome!!)

3. A shortlist will be prepared from March – April. (Cross your fingers!)

4. The Advisors will review the shortlist from April – August.

5. The Noble Peace Prize Winner is selected by Majority Vote and announced in October.

6. The Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony is held in December. (Exciting!)

If you feel so inclined, you can let the Nobel Committee know you think the ISS should be on the shortlist for the Peace Prize!

Members of Nobel Committee

Berit Reiss-Andersen
Committee Chair
Berit.reissandersen@dlapiper.com

Henrik Syse
Committee Member
syse@prio.org

Thorbjørn Jagland
Committee Member
@TJagland

Daniel Holtjen
Comm Director, Council of Europe
Daniel.Holtjen@coe.net

Anne Enger
Committee Member

Asle Toje
Committee Member
Asle.toje@vr-crisis.com

What Can The ISS Do For You?

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