President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

News of the announcement can be found in articles from Space Policy Online and the Planetary Society. Dr. Henry Hertzfeld will serve as interim Director of the Space Policy Institute.

Via White House Press Release:

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

Scott Pace of Virginia to be the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. “Over his career, Dr. Scott Pace has honed his expertise in the areas of science, space, and technology. Currently, he is the Director of the Space Policy Institute and Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at George Washington University. Dr. Pace also serves as the Vice-Chair of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES). Previously, he served at NASA, the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP), and the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI). During his career, Dr. Pace has received numerous awards and recognitions including the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2008), the U.S. Department of State’s Group Superior Honor Award, GPS Interagency Team (2005), and the NASA Group Achievement Award, Columbia Accident Rapid Reaction Team (2004). Dr. Pace received his B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980. Two years later, in 1982, he earned his Master in Aeronautics and Astronautics and Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1982). Finally, Dr. Pace attained his Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989.”


Ensuring U.S. Space Leadership

Friday, July 14, 2017
7:30am – 11:30am

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20052

On July 14, The Aerospace Corporation and Space Policy Institute will be holding “Ensuring U.S. Space Leadership,” an interactive conference featuring former and current senior officials and business leaders discussing the opportunities and challenges for U.S. space leadership, with a focus on big organizational and authority questions. Speakers include the Honorable Brian Babin, the Honorable Michael Donley, the Aerospace Corporation’s Jamie Morin, and the Space Policy Institute’s Scott Pace.

The conference will be held at The State Room on Floor 7 of George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program runs from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.

RSVP required

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