SPI In The News

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.

Henry Hertzfeld and Zoe Szajnfarber cited by Wired

January 10, 2017

Statements by Dr. Hertzfeld and Dr. Szajnfarber were featured in "Luxembourg’s Bid to Become the Silicon Valley of Space Mining," an article exploring recent developments in Luxembourg's influence on the commercial space industry.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in Los Angeles Times

January 02, 2017

Dr. John Logsdon provided comment on SpaceX's return to flight in a Los Angeles Times article titled, "SpaceX eyes Jan. 8 return to satellite launches after finishing explosion investigation."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in Phys.org Article Examining a Trump Administration Mission to Mars

December 16, 2016

Going to Mars, said John Logsdon of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, "depends on how quickly the international effort to go back to the Moon can be assembled, how much budget the US spends on that, what the level of the NASA budget is. And all those are unknown right now."

Dr. John Logsdon Pays Respects to Col. John Glenn

December 08, 2016

''John Glenn was true servant of the American public,” John Logsdon, professor emeritus at George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, told FoxNews.com.

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Dr. John Logsdon Recalls Glenn-era Spaceflight Risks for Daily Mail

December 08, 2016

"Back before any human had actually gone into space, the doctors weren't sure they would survive," said space policy expert John Logsdon. "It was all new territory."

Dr. John Logsdon Interviewed by Wired Regarding Failed Soyuz Launch

December 07, 2016

“The Russian program is actually suffering the same problem as the US,” Logsdon says. “Their core engineers are retiring, and the young ones are attracted to more lucrative employment, or emigrating.” 

SPI Co-Hosts 2nd EU-US Space Policy Conference

December 07, 2016

The Space Policy Institute cohosted The 2nd EU-US Space Policy Conference in conjunction with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the U.S. Department of State.

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Space Policy Institute Alumna Receives NOAA Honor

December 06, 2016

Space Policy Institute graduate Kate Becker was presented with the Silver Sherman Award for her contributions to NOAA.