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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.

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.

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.”

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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 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.