News Archive – 2011


SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Advances in Space Research

December 30, 2011

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund was recently published in Advances in Space Research where the Panel on Exploration elaborates a stepwise approach to achieve a new level of space cooperation that can help develop world-wide capabilities in space science and exploration and support a transition that will lead to a global space exploration program.

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SPI Director Scott Pace writes a guest blog for Space News

December 28, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace recently wrote a guest blog for Space News. The article discusses UNIDROIT and the proposed space asset protocol.

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2011 SPI Graduate Laura Delgado interviewed on Mainstream Media Project

November 17, 2011

During the month of October, Laura Delgado was interviewed about space policy issues, including international space cooperation and the recent launch of the Chinese Tiangong-1 module, on the Mainstream Media Project.

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SPI Director Scott Pace published in Space News

November 2, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace and Former NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin recently published an article in Space News. The article discusses propellant depots in space.

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SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Astrobiology Journal

October 26, 2011

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund was recently published in Astrobiology Journal. She was identified as an astrobiology pioneer and discusses her perspective on exciting research in astrobiology.

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SPI Director Scott Pace moderated the plenary session: NASA Science Missions in the Next Decade

September 28, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace moderated the NASA Science Missions in the Next Decade plenary session at the AIAA Space 2011 Conference and Exposition.

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SPI Director Scott Pace provided testimony on the LightSquared hearing

September 8, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace testified at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing on the GPS interference from the proposed LightSquared network.

 

Dr. Pace on Hill

 

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SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund receives the NASA Group Achievement Award

September 2, 2011

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund received the NASA Group Achievement Award for the work completed with O/OREOS Nanosatellite Science and Engineering Group. O/OREOS was NASA's first astrobiology nanosatellite mission.

2011 SPI Graduate Laura Delgado interviewed on CNN (en Español)

July 10, 2011

Laura Delgado was interviewed on a panel discussing the end of the Shuttle program and the future of the space program on "Choque de Opiniones" on CNN en Espanol, which aired on July 10.

SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on C-SPAN and Fox News

July, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace was interviewed on C-SPAN's Washington Journal on July 8 and on Fox News on July 18 regarding the future of NASA and human spaceflight.

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SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning

May 29, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace was interviewed on CBS Sunday Morning on May 29, 2011. To view the video clip of the story click here. To read the article click here.

Dr. John Logsdon speaking tour celebrates 50th anniversary of the launch of the U.S. lunar program

May 24, 2011

George Washington University Professor Emeritus John Logsdon is conducting a speaking tour tied to the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's "We should go to the Moon" speech of May 25, 1961.

Dr. Logsdon is presenting a comprehensive account of how actions taken by John F. Kennedy's administration have shaped the course of the U.S. space program for 45 years. His work reveals for the first time Kennedy's preference to avoid a space race and rather to collaborate with the USSR, and shows parallels between the most expensive peacetime initiative in U.S. history and today's space policy debates.

The tour coincides with the recent release of Dr. Logsdon's book, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (Palgrave MacMillan, 2010).

The speaking tour includes:

  • April 21 - American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington DC
  • April 26 - NASA History Symposium on the Fiftieth Anniversary of Human Space Flight, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
  • April 28 - Von Karman lecture at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • May 2 - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
  • May 18 - U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
  • May 19 - International Space Development Conference, Huntsville, AL
  • May 23 - NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
  • May 25 - with Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man on the Moon, National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
  • May 31 - Gallery talk at National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC

SPI Director Scott Pace and Visiting Scholar Alanna Krolikowski testify before U.S.-China Commission

May 11, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace and Visiting Scholar Alanna Krolikowski testified at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hearing "The Implications of China's Military and Civil Space Programs" on May 11. Pace and Krolikowski were two of the three witnesses on Panel IV: China's Civil Space Programs and Their Implications.

» Scott Pace Written Testimony

» Alanna Krolikowski Written Testimony

Other witness testimonies are available at the Hearing website. A transcript of the hearing is forthcoming and will also be available at this site.

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld testifies before U.S. House of Representatives

May 5, 2011

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology's Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Commercial Spaceflight's FY12 Budget Hearing. Dr. Hertzfeld was one of three witnesses who testified.

Written testimony, "Testimony for Hearing on the Office of Commercial Space Transportation's Fiscal Year 2012 Budget Request "

The webcast of the Commercial Spaceflight's FY12 Budget Hearing can be found at the Hearing website.

SPI and DLR hold event on German Space Strategy featuring Wolfgang Scheider

April 29, 2011

Wolfgang Schneider, Deputy Head of the Space Technologies Division within the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, spoke at an SPI/DLR event on April 29 regarding the recently-released German Space Strategy.

Mr. Schneider's presentation can be viewed here.

SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed by Aerospace America

April, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace was interviewed by James Canan for Aerospace America's Conversations series. The interview can be found here.

SPI Director Scott Pace testifies before U.S. House of Representatives

March 30, 2011

SPI Director Scott Pace testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology's Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Dr. Pace was one of three witnesses who testified at the Human Space Exploration Hearing.

Written testimony, "A Review of NASA's Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry"

The webcast of the Human Space Exploration Hearing can be found at the Hearing website. Dr. Pace's testimony runs from approximately 19:30 to 26:40.

SPI graduate student Laura Delgado awarded The Maxim Tarasenko/Secure World Foundation Prize

March 24, 2011

Laura Delgado, second-year graduate student at the Space Policy Institute, was recently awarded the Maxim Tarasenko/Secure World Foundation Prize. Her winning essay will be published in the May issue of Space Policy. A brief biography of Delgado is available on our Current Graduate Students page. To learn more about the 2010 Maxim Tarasenko/Secure World Foundation Prize, please see the Secure World Foundation blog.

SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on The Space Show

March 20 , 2011

Dr. Scott Pace was interviewed by The Space Show host David Livingston on March 20, 2011. The interview can be found at http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1531-BWB-2011-03-20.mp3

SPI graduate student Noelle Miliard named to CNAS Next Generation National Security Leaders class of 2010-2011

February, 2011

Second year SPI MA candidate Noelle Miliard has been selected for the 2010-2011 Next Generation National Security Leaders class of the Center for a New American Security. View the press release regarding the 2010-2011 class, or learn more about the Next Generation Security Leaders program.

SPI announces part-time research assistant position in support of the NASA Planetary Protection Officer

January 31, 2011

For more information on the position and the application process, click here.

Dr. John Logsdon publishes new book, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

January 4, 2011

John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon is the title of John Logsdon's new book, published by Palgrave Macmillan on January 4. The book is the definitive study both of the reasons why President Kennedy fifty years ago announced his decision to send Americans to the Moon "before this decade is out," and of the steps taken by Kennedy in his remaining months in office to implement that decision.

The book also details Kennedy's preference to cooperate rather than compete in space and his September 1963 invitation to the Soviet Union to join the United States in a cooperative lunar landing effort. Logsdon will be appearing in various locations around the United States in the first months of 2011 to speak on his book and sign copies.

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News

»SPI Director, Scott Pace is quoted in the Politico article How Elon Musk eposed billions in questionable Pentagon spending discussing the role of ULA in American space capabilities.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment on NOAA Utilization of Commercial Remote Sensing Data.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation committee on U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness. His testimony is available online.

»On October 16, 2015, the Space Policy Institute hosted an informal discussion during which Dr. Philippe Brunet, European Commission Director for Space Policy, Copernicus, and Defense Industry described the plans of the European Union to become the primary European actor in space policy and programs.

»Current SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester's article NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program was published in Quest Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016.

»SPI Alum Mia Brown wrote an article titled Launch Dilemna: The role of the commercial sector in America's space program which was published by the Brookings Institution.

»Prof. Jack Burns, Vice President Emeritus at the University of Colorado, presented a distinguished lecture "Exploring the Universe from the Moon". It can be viewed online

»Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute, spoke on The Implications of U.S. Space Policy Choices at the California Institute of Technology. A video of the lecture is available for viewing here.

»Dr. Scott Pace, Visiting Scholar Deganit Paikowsky, and four SPI alumni attended the 2015 International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.

»Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, SPI Research Professor, became Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Read the announcement here.

»SPI Alum, Stephanie Wan, has been elected as Co-chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Congratulations Stephanie! Further information is available online.

»SPI hosts "Careers in Space Policy: A Panel Discussion" with the American Institute of Astronautics and Astrophysics National Capital Section Young Professionals Committee and the GW AIAA Student Chapter.

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