SPI In The News



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.

Dr. Pace Quoted by Fox News Regarding ESA Mars Mission

October 18, 2016

“The primary point of the [Schiaparelli] mission is really doing a safe entry, descent, and landing,” Pace said, setting the stage for a European rover to be launched in 2020. “Lasting a couple days on the surface with a battery system sounds perfectly reasonable to me,” he said, considering past failures.

Dr. Logsdon Cited in Multiple Publications Regarding Obama Mars Statement

October 12, 2016

Dr. John Logsdon and Dr. Scott Pace were cited in multiple international publications, including The Guardian (UK), Breaking News (Ireland), NBC, CBS and LiveScience regarding President Obama's recent statement on future Mars exploration goals.

IAC 2016

SPI Faculty, Students and Alumni Connect at IAC in Guadalajara, Mexico

October 05, 2016

Director Scott Pace, Director Emeritus John Logsdon, alumna Kate Becker, visiting scholar Tomas Hrozensky and current graduate students Tara Halt and Nathan Boll.

Dr. Logsdon and Dr. Pace Quoted in Multiple Outlets Regarding SpaceX Mission to Mars

September 26, 2016

Dr. John Logsdon and Dr. Scott Pace each commented in several publications covering Elon Musk's statement regarding a SpaceX Mars mission.

Pace and Logsdon with Korean Delegates

SPI Hosts Korean Delegates for Discussion of Global Space Policy

September 23, 2016

Dr. Pace and Dr. Logsdon met with several representatives from South Korea to discuss international space policy with regard to Korea's intended emergence as a major space power.

Dr. Scott Pace Appointed as Vice-Chair for NOAA Advisory Committee

September 16, 2016

Effective September 16th, 2016, Scott Pace has been appointed Vice-Chair for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing.

Dr. Pace Comments on China's Tiangong Program

September 15, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace was cited in a New Scientist article discussing the future of the Chinese Tiangong Space Station Program.

Makishima

Space Policy Institute Co-Hosts US-Japan Space Forum

September 15, 2016

Last week, Karen Makishima, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives, joined members of the Mansfield Foundation and Space Policy Institute U.S.-Japan Space Forum for a discussion on bilateral space collaboration.  

Dr. Pace Cited in New York Times Regarding SpaceX Launch

September 01, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace provided comment to The New York Times on the failed SpaceX launch and the industry repercussions that may result.

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund Published in Nature

August 31, 2016

 
Faculty member Pascale Ehrenfreund, as part of the science team of the Micro-Imaging Dust Analysis System instrument (MIDAS) onboard the Rosetta comet rendezvous mission, published the first detailed 3D images of original cometary dust grains from comet "67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko" on September 1, 2016 in the journal Nature.