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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

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in The Atlantic

March 24, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments were featured in the article discussing the practicality of a National Space Council.

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Cited in Wired

March 23, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld's spoke to Wired Online about the economics of the International Space Station

Dr. Scott Pace Quoted in Washington Post

March 22, 2017

Dr. Pace commented in the Washington Post, Futurism, The Science Times and Christian Science Monitor, among others, regarding the signing of the 2017 NASA Authorization.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in Slate

March 21, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments focused on current issues within the Russian space program with regard to budgetary concerns and recent accidents.

Space is bigger than NASA

March 14, 2017

Dr. Pace authored an op-ed for The Hill, titled "Space is bigger than NASA," which offers commentary on policy decisions facing the current administration.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited on Phys.org

March 12, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments about the Trump Administration's interest in a Moon mission were featured in Phys.org, Tech Times, Daily Mail and Science Examiner, among other media outlets.

Dr. Kris Lehnhardt Cited in FiveThirtyEight

March 12, 2017

Dr. Lehnhardt provided comments on the effects of space travel on the human body.

Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond?

March 08, 2017

Dr. Pace was featured in a panel titled "Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond?" at the offices of New America in Washington, DC.

"Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 2)"

February 20, 2017

Visiting scholar, Matt Chessen's article, "Presidential space leadership depends on the enabling context (part 2)," was published in The Space Review and analyzes the factors which may determine the Trump Administration's success or failure in space leadership.

SPI Alumna Laura Delgado Lopez Featured in Tribute to Space Policy Editor-in-Chief

February 03, 2017

Laura's work, "When inspiration fails to inspire: A change of strategy for the US space program," originally written for a graduate course in space policy, was published in the Space Policy Journal in 2011. It was recently selected by Former Editor-in-Chief, Frances Brown, as one of her favorite pieces in a 26-year tenure which saw over 1,000 space policy pieces published.