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Friday
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Monday
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Tuesday
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About Us

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, a world leader in research, graduate study, and informed discussion related to issues of science, technology, and public policy, established a Space Policy Institute in 1987. The Institute conducts research, offers graduate courses and organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on topics related to domestic and international space policy. The Institute is directed by Dr. Scott Pace.

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News

SPI Hosts Colonel Jack Fischer, NASA Astronaut: "Living and Working Aboard the International Space Station"

November 13, 2017

SPI recently hosted Colonel Jack Fischer for a presentation about his time as an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Q&A: Plotting U.S. Space Policy with White House Adviser Scott Pace

November 06, 2017

Dr. Scott Pace was interviewed by Lee Billings from Scientific American on his participation in the National Scpace Council and on U.S. Space Policy.

SPI Graduate Student Chris Beauregard Gives Presentation at International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety Conference

October 20, 2017

One of our graduate students recently presented a paper at the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety Conference last Wednesday.

SPI Graduate Student Cody Knipfer published "Why Should We Go? Reevaluating the Rationales for Human Spaceflight in the 21st Century"

October 17, 2017

SPI graduate student Cody Knipfer published "Why Should We Go? Reevaluating the Rationales for HumanSpaceflight in the 21st Century" in the Space Review. 

SPI Graduate Student Cody Knipfer published "It’s Time to Reevaluate Export Controls on Commercial Spacecraft" in Fair Observer.

October 10, 2017

SPI Graduate Student Cody Knipfer published "It’s Time to Reevaluate Export Controls on Commercial Spacecraft" in Fair Observer. 

SPI Graduate Student Chris Beauregard published "The Case for Domestic Rocket Engine Procurement" in the October edition of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.

October 10, 2017

SPI Graduate Student Chris Beauregard published "The Case for Domestic Rocket Engine Procurement" in the October edition of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. 

First Meeting of the National Space Council

October 10, 2017

The National Space Council held its first meeting last thursday at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in front of Space Shuttle Discovery.

John Logsdon Featured at Politico's Panel on "The New American Space Age"

September 13, 2017

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

Pace and Logsdon in 'The Age of Aerospace'

September 11, 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:

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Cited in Forbes

July 26, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld commented in a Forbes piece on space law titled "Space Laws Need To Balance 'Competing Interests'; Experts Weigh In."