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07/19/2018

Greater Security Through International Collaboration

07/19/2018

Greater Security Through International Space Collaboration

01/24/2018

Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair of the German Aerospace Center, DLR will be speaking at the Humans To Mars Summit 2018, and we couldn't be more honored.

During the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ehrenfreund, speaking to Sputnik, discussed the importance and quality of international space relations:

"Internationally, we are trying to achieve a vision for international space exploration. The major space powers like Russia, Japan, the US, Europe, China, India, we all have to work together in order to find a way how we go forward in international space exploration. What happens after [discontinuing the] International Space Station, how do we continue human exploration, do we go to the Moon, to . We always have very good cooperation, particularly planetary science, and particularly in our research and technology, and also in the framework of the [ESA - European Space Agency]."

11/03/2017

Tonight Astronaut Scott Kelly will be speaking about his new book and experiences in space. There are currently still some $10 tickets available at the Lisner Box Office.

"The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, astronaut Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. In a conversation with Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR, Kelly draws on his new book, Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Knopf), as he recounts his year aboard the International Space Station. Hear Kelly discuss his life on and off the planet."

10/06/2017

One of our second year students, Christopher Beauregard was recently published in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance. His article is titled, "The Case for Domestic Rocket Engine Procurement" and can be found below.

www.sciencepolicyjournal.org

The New American Space Age 09/13/2017

Dr. Logsdon was featured in a panel last night hosted by Politico on the new american space age.

"We sit at a pivotal moment for John F. Kennedy's legacy of space innovation, with private enterprise ramping up spaceflight efforts and anew administration in Washington considering a new vision for America's space program.
Join POLITICO as we convene experts for a deep-dive conversation to explore the possibilities and risks of what could be a historic transformation in space innovation and policy. Is there a new vision for American space innovation that will capture the imagination of America -and what will it take to get there?

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

John Logsdon, Founding Director and Professor Emeritus, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University
Alex MacDonald, Senior Economic Advisor, NASA
Teasel Muir-Harmony, Curator, Space History Department, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Bob Richards, Founder and CEO, Moon Express
Secretary Heather Wilson, Principal Space Adviser, U.S. Department of Defense
Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Jamie Morin, Vice President and Executive Director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation"

http://www.politico.com/live-events/2017/09/12/the-new-american-space-age-242094

The New American Space Age We sit at a pivotal moment for John F. Kennedy's legacy of space innovation, with private enterprise ramping up spaceflight efforts and anew administration in Washington considering a new vision for America's space program. Join POLITICO as we convene experts for a deep-dive conversation to explore…

Timeline photos 09/12/2017

"Dr. Pace and Dr. Logsdon will be appearing in the first episode of the new season of The Age of Aerospace. Worth a watch! Below is more information:

Both seasons will be airing on the Science Channel, the Discovery Channel, and the American Heroes Channel. Season two will also be broadcast internationally in many languages over the next few months. All of season one and season two will also be streaming online at theageofaerospace.com beginning on September 8th.

Science Channel
Season 1
Fridays (8/25-9/22)
Season 2
Fridays (9/8-9/22)

Discovery Channel
Seasons 1 and 2
Saturdays (8/5-9/23)

American Heroes
Season 1
Saturdays (8/26-9/23)
Season 2
Saturday (9/30)

Episode 1 - The First Space War (Premieres 9/8 on Science Channel)
60 years since the launch of Sputnik, satellites have become the invisible infrastructure that powers our modern world. But it wasn't until the 1991 Gulf War that the public came to recognize the transformative power of GPS and communications satellites.

Episode 2 - The Spirits >From St. Louis (Premieres 9/15 on Science Channel)
James McDonnell and his St. Louis based McDonnell Aircraft transform naval aviation following WWII, bringing the first jet-powered fighter to American carrier decks. McDonnell Banshees, Voodoos and Phantoms become iconic defenders of the free world.

Episode 3 - Going Vertical: Piasecki's Machine (Premieres 9/22 on Science Channel)
Frank Piasecki was a pioneer of rotorcraft and his groundbreaking tandem rotor design brought the helicopter into the modern age. The iconic Chinook helicopter and its many uses from combat to humanitarian aid is his legacy."

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council | Space Policy Institute | The George Washington University 07/14/2017

The Space Policy Institute is proud to relay the following announcement regarding Dr. Scott Pace.

https://spi.elliott.gwu.edu/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-appoint-scott-pace-national-space-council

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council | Space Policy Institute | The George Washington University News of the announcement can be found in articles from Space Policy Online and the Planetary Society.Dr. Henry Hertzfeld will serve as interim director of the Space Policy Institute.

05/30/2017

Dr. Logsdon participated in a two-hour Ask Me Anything (AMA) session in the r/Politics subreddit in which over 100 questions and comments were submitted by users on the topics of exploration, international cooperation, and the past, present, and future of NASA.

https://spi.elliott.gwu.edu/dr-john-logsdon-participates-reddit-ama

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