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

July 14, 2017

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."

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