Space Policy Institute

Welcome to SPI

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is a world leader in research, graduate study, and informed discussion related to issues of science, technology, and public policy. The Space Policy Institute celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. The Institute conducts research, offers graduate courses and organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on topics related to domestic and international space policy. SPI is associated with the International Science and Technology Policy academic program, which leads to a Master of Arts degree at the Elliott School. The Institute operates within the Elliott School, but does so with support from The George Washington University as a whole, in addition to funding from a number of individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources. The Institute is directed by Dr. Henry Hertzfeld.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Politico

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Politico Space news article titled “Licensing spacecraft for the future.”

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Florida Today

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Florida Today news article titled “Elon Musk, Bridenstine Twitter battle underscores tensions between SpaceX and...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by The Washington Post

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Washington Post News article titled “NASA is trying to land on the Moon. The biggest challenge might be...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Politico

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Politico News article titled “New industry coalition eyes protocols for space...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by The Washington Examiner

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Washington Examiner News article titled “New US Space Command creates a black hole of waste.”

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Cited by Wired

Dr. Hertzfeld was quoted in the Wired News article titled “The Best Place to Make Undersea Cables Might Be…in Space: A startup plans to manufacture fiber-optic cable on the International Space Station and ship it back to customers on Earth....

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