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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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Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Cited in Wall Street Journal

May 19, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld commented on the original intentions of the Outer Space Treaty in a WSJ piece titled "Who's in Charge of Outer Space?"

Dr. John Logsdon Quoted in Washington Post

May 17, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments on the intentions of cislunar missions were featured in a Washington Post article titled "'Mars Society founder blasts NASA for ‘worst plan yet’"

Dr. John Logsdon Participates in Reddit AMA

May 12, 2017

Dr. Logsdon participated in a two-hour Ask Me Anything (AMA) session in the r/Politics subreddit in which over 100 questions and comments were submitted by users on the topics of exploration, international cooperation, and the past, present and future of NASA.

Dr. Pace Featured in Humans to Mars Panel on Moon Exploration

May 11, 2017

Dr. Pace spoke about the important role of lunar missions in the context of future exploration of Mars. The panel, titled "Is the Moon a Good Step on the Way to Mars?" took place at the Humans to Mars Summit hosted at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. The panel begins at 54:20 in the broadcast.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in The Space Review

May 08, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments on Public-Private Partnerships were featured in Jeff Foust's Space Review article titled "Revisiting America’s future in civil space."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in San Francisco Chronicle

May 03, 2017

Dr. Logsdon commented on the industry implications in a San Francisco Chronicle article titled "California plans for collecting taxes on spaceflight."

Scott Pace and John Logsdon Cited on and LiveScience

April 28, 2017

Dr. Pace and Dr. Logsdon's comments on space-related developments in the Trump Administration were featured in a article titled "The First 100 Days: What Trump Has Done on Space So Far" and a similarly-themed piece in LiveScience, titled "Grading Trump's First 100 Days in Office: A Science Report Card."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in The Atlantic

April 28, 2017

Dr. Logsdon spoke of the role of space policy in a presidential adminstration for a piece in The Atlantic, titled "Space: Trump's Least Controversial Frontier"

Comments by Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund featured in collectSPACE

April 19, 2017

According to collectSPACE, two candidates have been announced as finalists in a privately-conducted search for Germany's first woman to fly into space. "I am proud we were able to accompany this project with our scientific expertise," commented Dr. Ehrenfreund, Chair of the German Aerospace Center, which provided assistance in the selection process.