SPI In The News

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund to Speak at 2017 Space Symposium

February 27, 2017

SPI faculty member and DLR Chair, Pascale Ehrenfreund will participate in a panel titled "Women's Global Gathering."

Dr. Scott Pace Cited in Christian Science Monitor

February 27, 2017

Dr. Pace's comments on SpaceX's prospective moon mission were featured in the Christian Science Monitor article, "SpaceX plans to send humans around the moon in 2018. Can they pull it off?"

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in Washington Post and LA Times

February 27, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments on a potential SpaceX moon mission were featured in Washington Post and LA Times articles, titled "Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to fly two private citizens around the moon by late next year" and "SpaceX plans to send two private astronauts to circle the moon — on their own dime."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in FiveThirtyEight

February 24, 2017

Dr. John Logsdon provided comment on the future of space law in a FiveThirtyEight article titled, "Mars Needs Lawyers."

Chris Beauregard Selected as Delegate for 2017 SGAC Fusion Forum

February 16, 2017

SPI graduate student, Chris Beauregard will attend and participate in the 2017 Fusion Forum in Colorado Springs, organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council in conjunction with Space Symposium. At Fusion Forum, Chris will participate in the "Investing in Space/The New Space Economy" Working Group to provide perspective on policy's role in commercial activity.

Dr. Scott Pace Cited in Washington Post and Wired

February 15, 2017

Dr. Pace commented on Trump Administration interests in human spaceflight in a Washington Post article titled, "NASA, heeding Trump, may add astronauts to a test flight moon mission," among others.

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.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in USA Today

February 02, 2017

Dr. John Logsdon provided comment on human spaceflight under the Trump Administration in a USA Today article titled, "Under Trump, astronauts might chart a new path to a familiar place: The moon."

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Comments on 50th Anniversary of Outer Space Treaty

January 27, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld's comments were featured in The Verge's article, "How an international treaty signed 50 years ago became the backbone for space law."

Dr. Scott Pace Cited in Inside GNSS

January 27, 2017

Dr. Pace commented for Inside GNSS on the risks of GPS interference in the context of cybersecurity in "GPS Roundup: Congress Reopens for Business."

Team Led by Prof. Michael Keidar Develops Micropropulsion System

January 24, 2017

In December, GW and Vector, a company that connects space startups and innovations with reliable and affordable space access, reached an agreement to license plasma thruster technology created by School of Engineering and Applied Science Professor Michael Keidar and researchers in his lab.
The technology allows researchers to propel miniature satellites, only 10 centimeters long on each side, and control them while in space.

Dr. John Logsdon Comments on Chinese Space Ambitions for The Atlantic

January 23, 2017

Dr. Logsdon was able to give perspective on the rate of Chinese launches in "China’s Growing Ambitions in Space," published by The Atlantic.

Dr. Pace and Dr. Logsdon Comment on Obama Space Legacy

January 19, 2017

Dr. Pace and Dr. Logsdon reflected on the Obama Administration's space contributions in The Verge's "Obama’s NASA made strides on commercial space, but stumbled on exploration."

Dr. Scott Pace Cited in Inside GNSS

January 17, 2017

Dr. Pace commented on use of Galileo in the US in "FCC Seeks Comments on Allowing Galileo Use in U.S.," published by Inside GNSS.