SPI In The News


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. 

Pace at Astrobotic

Dr. Scott Pace Visits Astrobotic Headquarters

August 19, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace recently visited Astrobotic Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. He's pictured here with Space Policy Institute alum and VP for Business Development, Dan Hendrickson, as well as CEO, John Thornton.  

SPI Student Ryan Green reaches finals of American Association for Budget and Program Analysis 2016 Symposium

May 23, 2016

SPI student Ryan Green's paper for AABPA's 2016 Marykathryn Kubat award, titled Improving the Capital Budgeting Process for Federal Investments in Space, was a finalist for best research paper by a masters candidate.

"Regulating Outer Space - Making Space Commerce a Priority"

May 12, 2016

Dr. Scott Pace wrote a piece on the future of space commercialization and regulation that was published by Foreign Affairs. 

SPI Student Nathan Boll Gives Commencement Address at University of Montana Western

May 07, 2016

SPI student Nathan Boll will be giving the commencement address, at the University. of Montana Western Saturday, May 7th. He is an alumni of the University, which expects to set a record for number of degrees awarded at the institution this year.

Visiting Scholar Captain HyeJin An Presents the Case for a Korean Early Warning Satellite

April 05, 2016

Cptn. Hyejin An, of the Republic of Korea Air Force, made the case for a Korean Early Warning satellite system in light of recent developments in North Korea's threatening capabilities. The needs of the Republic of Korea were weighed against the capabilities offered by different systems.

2016 USRA-SPI Symposium: Space Weather

March 31, 2016

Space Weather was the topic of the 2016 Universities Space Research Association symposium, held in conjunction with the Space Policy Institute.

Visiting Scholar Mazlan Othman Discusses Malaysian Space Policy

February 12, 2016

Dr. Mazlan Othman, Former Director of UNOOSA, presented a talk on Malaysia's Vision for Space and National Space Policy, as well as some of the issues that have emerged in the process of development and implementation of the National Space Policy.


International Field Workshop 2016 Team Visits the Space Policy Institute

January 27, 2016

The IFW2016 Team met with Dr. Scott Pace, Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, and Mr. Craig Dobson to discuss a variety of current regulatory and technical issues in space policy, particularly relating to Earth observation.

SPI Alumni Zack Hester's article published in Quest: History of Spaceflight Quarterly

January 27, 2016

Zack's article, NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program, can be found in Quest Volume 23 Issue #1.

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Pascale Enrenfreund Appointed as Chair of DLR Executive Board

September 17, 2015

Space Policy Institute Research Faculty member, Pascale Ehrenfruend, was unanimously elected as Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

The Future Of Space Exploration

January 02, 2014

SPI Director, Scott N. Pace, participated in a radio round-table hosted by NPR's The Diane Rehm Show. Along with Dr. Pace was Joel Achenbach, Washington Post Science Writer, Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator, and Mike Gold, Bigelow Aerospace Director of D.C. Operations and Business Growth.

The group discussed the history of humanity's presence in space, its current state, as well as the many possibilities before it, both positive and negative.