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Dr. John Logsdon Comments on Russian Space Sector for Planetary Society

December 02, 2016

"The Russian space sector is short of funding, and may be having difficulties maintaining its quality control standards," said John Logsdon, a Planetary Society board member and professor emeritus

Dr. John Logsdon Interviewed By Scientific American Regarding Trump Administration Space Speculation

November 30, 2016

“The first 100 days will include a submission of a budget, and that budget will give important clues to the administration’s intentions,” Logsdon says.

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Mirror Online Science Regarding Trump Space Policy Intentions

November 23, 2016

“It is very plausible to speculate that the new administration will insert a mission to the lunar surface, probably international in character, as a step on the way to Mars," said John Logsdon

Dr. John Logsdon Awarded 2016 AIAA Gardner-Lasser Aerospace Literature Award

November 23, 2016

John's 2015 book, After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program, was acknowledged as the year's "best original contribution to the field of aeronautical or astronautical non-fiction literature." He previously received the award for his 2010 book, John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon.

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Dr. John Logsdon Interview Broadcast Live on Facebook by National Geographic

November 22, 2016

Dr. Logsdon was interviewed by National Geographic regarding space law and accepted questions from viewers in a 15 minute session that amassed over 80,000 views.

Dr. John Logsdon Interviewed by Inverse Regarding Trump's National Space Council

November 22, 2016

“Things are more complicated now than they’ve ever been,” says Logsdon. “Space activity would occur in the new NASA-Department of Defense-intelligence community framework.”

Dr. John Logsdon Cited in Washington Post Regarding Potential Trump Administration Space Policy Directives

November 18, 2016

Dr. Logsdon provided his perception of international space policy goals that will be decided by the Trump Adminstration in the near term, citing a plausible return to the lunar surface.

Dr. John Logsdon To Be Featured In National Geographic Miniseries, Mars.

November 14, 2016

Dr. Logsdon will provide expert commentary in an upcoming episode of the new series that tells the story of the first crew to land on the Red Planet in 2033, intermixed with experts discussing the challenges of such a voyage here in 2016.

Op-Ed Authored by Dr. Scott Pace Featured in Aviation Week

November 11, 2016

Space Policy Institute Director Dr. Scott Pace's op-ed, "How Trump Should Restart U.S. Space Momentum" was published in Aviation Week.

Dr. Pace Cited in Wired Magazine

November 08, 2016

Dr. Pace gave comment to Wired Magazine on the concept of casting votes in a US presidential election from earth orbit and beyond.

Dr. Logsdon Featured on Space.com

November 07, 2016

Dr. John Logsdon discussed the importance of space policy in the 2016 presidential election.

Dr. Pace Symposium Comments Featured in Space Alabama and Ars Technica

November 02, 2016

According to Dr. Scott Pace during his talk at the Wernher Von Braun Symposium, we should either lead the way there or be left behind in missions beyond Earth orbit.

Dr. Pace Provides Perspective on Failed SpaceX Launch for Wired

October 25, 2016

“It could be good if it turns out to be an operational problem, because that is easily remedied, rather than a design or manufacturing problem,” said Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. “But you have to ask why did that operation failure happen. Was their lack of training or understanding of what was going on?”

SPI Co-Hosts "Connectivity is the Revolution!"

October 20, 2016

The Space Policy Institute co-hosted the Geeks Without Frontiers  "Connectivity is the Revolution!" thought leadership and impact event. This one-day conference examined how to accelerate village connectivity with the possibility of positively impacting a billion people over the next decade.