“What to Call the Moon”

Is it moon or Moon? In AIAA’s Aerospace America November 218 issue, Dr. John Logsdon weighs in on whether or not Earth’s one and only natural satellite should be written with a capital “M”. In the article, Dr. Logsdon looks at the history of the name “moon”, the names given to other natural satellites in our solar system, and gives his opinion on whether it should be “moon” or “Moon”. Read his article HERE.

The NearSpace Interference between Air and Space Traffic Management

Dr. Ruth Stilwell, an SPI non-resident visiting scholar, co-authored the paper, “The NearSpace Interference between Air and Space Traffic Management with Sven Kaltenhäuser of the German Aerospace Center, DLR. The paper, which is a continuation of Dr. Stilwell’s work in air and space traffic management, was presented at teh 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) held in Bremen, Germany from 1-5 October 2018.

Read “The NearSpace Interference between Air and Space Traffic Management”

IAF Elects Pascale Ehrenfreund as its First Woman President

Pascale Ehrenfreund, research professor at the Space Policy Institute, was elected last week as the new President of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). This new role is particularly exciting and makes history, as Dr. Ehrenfreund will be the first woman to serve as President of IAF! Congratulations to Dr. Ehrenfreund!

Read more about Dr. Ehrenfreund and her new appointment from SpacePolicyOnline.com

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