Fox Business: UM Law Professor, Space Expert Featured in Moon Trip Article

“Those million dollar moon trips may prevent us from talking to E.T.”

By Shawn M. Carter/FOXBusiness

If humans want to contact aliens, maybe they should stay out of space.

That’s according to new research from, which explains that the constant orbit of radio waves around the moon — a result of human expeditions — could interfere with vital signals researchers are looking for, like possible extraterrestrial communication.

In 2018 alone, there were more than 100 space launches from eight different countries. This year, there has been a launch nearly every month. And in 2020, even more launches are set for takeoff, including novel missions from NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Michelle Hanlon, a lawyer at the University of Mississippi School of Law specializing in outer space, shared the same sentiment: “There’s a new sense of urgency and I think much more because of the growth and the potential of the commercial sector,” she said in the report. “There’s a fear on the part of scientists that everything’s going to be exploited.”