News Archive – 2012


SPI Director Scott Pace testifies before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

December 12, 2012

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SPI Director Scott Pace testified before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology about The Future of NASA: Perspectives on Strategic Vision for America's Space Program.

»Details of the hearing

»Testimony

»Oral Statement

»Coverage via C-SPAN

SPI Hosts Workshop on "Developing a Responsible Environmental Regime for Celestial Bodies"

December 7, 2012

The Space Policy Institute held a Workshop on "Developing a Responsible Environmental Regime for Celestial Bodies", organized in collaboration with the COSPAR Panel on Exploration (PEX), the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)

»A report on the workshop is pending

SPI Director Scott Pace moderates panel discussion on Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

December 3, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace moderated the panel discussion titled "Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration," organized by the Secure World Foundation. The event examined issues ranging from budgets to export control reform to better overall coordination of space activities.

»Event Website

SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon discusses the possibility of a new direction in space exploration in the second term of the Obama Administration

November 7, 2012

Former SPI Director John Logsdon was cited in a recent Space.com article, discussing possible new directions for NASA in President Obama's second term, including the possibility of a manned outpost at Earth-moon L2, a libration point beyond the moon's far side.

»Read the article

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund named to the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight

November 5, 2012

SPI faculty member Pascale Ehrenfreund has been named to be on the NRC Committee on Human Spaceflight, the goal of which is to review the long-term goals, core capabilities, and direction of the U.S. human spaceflight program and make recommendations to enable a sustainable U.S. human spaceflight program.

»For more information on the committee, its task and its members click here

SPI Director Scott Pace weighs in on the space policies of the Presidential candidates in Space News

October 22, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace and Eric Anderson, both of whom serve on former Massachusetts Governor and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Space Policy Advisory Group, contributed a commentary on both nominees' space policies in the weekly publication Space News. Alongside their commentary was an opposing perspective from former White House science and technology policy adviser Jim Kohlenberger

» Read Pace & Anderson

» Read Kohlenberger

SPI student and faculty present at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy

October 1-5, 2012

SPI MA Candidate Katrina Laygo presented at the IAF Young Professionals Virtual Forum on Disaster Monitoring from Space, "Satellite-Based Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications to the 2011 Japan Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami"

SPI Director Scott Pace and Deputy Director Henry Hertzfeld presented their work on, respectively, "Integrating National Interests in Space" and "Economic Theory, Law and Policy in the Space Economy".

SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on Russian television news program

August 17, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace discussed with Russia Today the increased interest of the private sector in the space industry, the benefits of the private sector's involvement, and the feasibility and accessibility of space tourism.

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SPI Director Scott Pace and SPI Associate Professor Kris Lehnhardt participated in the "Deep Space: Relaunching American Exceptionalism" discussion on Captiol Hill

July 24, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace and SPI Associate Professor Kris Lehnhardt participated in discussions about the obstacles that the US must overcome for expanded space exploration.

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SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the 2012 Spectrum Management Conference

May 16, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace presented a lecture on the evolution of Global Navigation Satellite System spectrum use at the 2012 Spectrum Management Conference.

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SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the Washington Space Business Roundtable

May 15, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace was recently a guest speaker for the Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch where he discussed space policy challenges for the next administration.

» View the Speech

» View the Speech in Japanese

SPI Visiting Scholar Chris Gilbert published in Space News

May 14, 2012

SPI Visiting Scholar Chris Gilbert was recently published in Space News. The article discusses the future of human space flight for the United States.

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SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed by WUSA9

April 18, 2012

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld was recently interviewed by WUSA9. The interview discusses the recent flight of Space Shuttle Discovery coming to DC and the current state of the US Space Program.

» Watch the Interview

SPI Director Scott Pace published on 38North.org

April 11, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace wrote "A Space Launch without a Space Program" on 38North.org. His article discusses upcoming North Korean space launch.

SPI Director Scott Pace published in the Harvard International Review

March 20, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace wrote "Strengthening Space Security: Advancing US Interests in Outer Space" published in the Spring 2012 issue of the Harvard International Review.

SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon traces the earlier "survival crisis" of the planetary program

February 28, 2012

The proposed FY2013 budget cuts in NASA's planetary exploration are a source of unhappiness and controversy among many in the space science community. Such cuts are not unprecedented; in 1981, the Reagan administration proposed terminating the planetary program and making the Jet Propulsion Laboratory a resource for the U.S. intelligence community. In a forthcoming paper, Professor Emeritus John Logsdon traces the earlier "survival crisis" of the planetary program.

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SPI Graduates Laura Delgado and Megan Ansdell are published in Space Policy

February 28, 2012

SPI Graduates Laura Delgado and Megan Ansdell have been published in February's issue of Space Policy. Laura Delgado discusses Sino-Latin American space cooperation and Megan Ansdell discusses language protocols in international human spaceflight and how we should adopt a common language protocol. The articles are available only to subscribers.

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SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

February 27, 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show which discussed next generation rockets, a life boat for the International Space Station, and a spaceport and vehicle for Space Tourism. The interview begins at 23:25.

» Listen to the show

SPI Director Scott Pace provided testimony on the House Subcommittee on Aviation

February 8, 2012

Scott Pace at Capitol Hill discussion

SPI Director Scott Pace testified on the House Subcommittee on Aviation hearing which discussed the interference cause by the proposed LightSquared network on our nation's aviation satellite based GPS infrastructure.

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News

SPI Director Writes Op-Ed for Aviation Week

SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester Writes Op-Ed for Space News

SPI Director Discusses National Security Space Launch and the Industrial Base: Issues and Opportunities at the Marshall Institute

SPI Director Part of US Delegation to UNCOPUOS

SPI Director Interviewed by KPCC on Conflict in Space

SPI Director Interviewed by NPR on SpaceX-ULA Lawsuit

Space Policy Institute Luncheon with Representative Frank Wolf

SPI Research Associate Published in WPR

SPI Visiting Scholar Speaks at JAXA Washington Office

SPI Professor Featured in GW Magazine

SPI Director Delivers Testimony in Senate Hearing

SPI Director Delivers Statement in Congressional Hearing

SPI Associate Director Delivers Statement in Congressional Hearing

SPI Director Awarded AIAA Durand Lectureship in Public Service

Air Force General Shelton, Commander of AFSPC, Speaks at an SPI Seminar: "Space and Cyberspace: Enduring Missions in a Changing World"

SPI Director on Radio Panel, Diane Rehm Show, NPR

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund Interviewed by Forbes

SPI Director's New Collaborative Book Looks Into the Future of American Space

SPI Faculty Article in AAAS's Science Looks Into Human Lunar Heritage

SPI Director on India Mars Mission in NewScientist

SPI Alumna, Emma Hinds, Recognized by Satellite Industry with 2013 Promise Award

SPI and Beijing Institute of Technology's Institute of Space Law Sign Joint Statement in Beijing

SPI Director Weighs Public and Private Interests at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

SPI Director Gives Presentation at NextGen Ahead Conference on the Future of GPS

SPI Director Discusses Space Industry, Policy and Inspiration at Home and Abroad on The Space Show

SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon to Receive Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal from IAF

SPI Director and SPI Professor Emeritus Review Time in Office as Former NASA Deputy Administrator Steps Down

SPI Director Tells Washington Post TV What to Expect from Space

To the Point Interviews SPI Director on Future of Space

SPI Director Interviewed on Plan for US Lunar Park

SPI Alumna Laura Delgado López to Participate in MIT/Skoltech Initiative in July, Moscow

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund elected President of Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

GWU Faculty Honored at AIAA Awards Gala

SPI Visiting Scholar Speaks at JAXA Washington Office

SPI Director Scott Pace Writes Guest Blog for The Diplomat

George Washington University Team Competes in Quarter Finals of 2013 North American Space Law Moot Court Competition

SPI Alumna to Moderate NASA's First Spanish Language Google+ Hangout

C-SPAN, SpacePolicyOnline, The Space Review and Aviation Week cover SPI-AIAA Event, "Columbia+10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned"

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed on The Space Show

Papers by SPI Faculty named in Science Direct's Top 25 Hottest Articles from Advances in Space Research for 2012

SPI Director Scott Pace cited by Der Spiegel

 

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