SPI In The News

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.


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.