Testimony, Presentations and Panel Appearances

SPI Graduate Student Chris Beauregard Moderates Dupont Summit Panel

December 14, 2017

Chris Beauregard was a moderator for The 10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. His panel was titled, "An Examination of Presidential Leadership in Space Policy."

Director Henry Hertzfeld featured in Washington Lawyer

December 06, 2017

Our Director, Henry Hertzfeld, was recently featured in the DC Bar magazine Washington Lawyer for an article examining the 50th Anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty.

SPI Hosts Colonel Jack Fischer, NASA Astronaut: "Living and Working Aboard the International Space Station"

November 13, 2017

SPI recently hosted Colonel Jack Fischer for a presentation about his time as an astronaut on the International Space Station.

Q&A: Plotting U.S. Space Policy with White House Adviser Scott Pace

November 06, 2017

Dr. Scott Pace was interviewed by Lee Billings from Scientific American on his participation in the National Scpace Council and on U.S. Space Policy.

John Logsdon Featured at Politico's Panel on "The New American Space Age"

September 13, 2017

Dr. Logsdon was featured in a panel last night hosted by Politico on the new american space age.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

July 14, 2017

News of the announcement can be found in articles from Space Policy Online and the Planetary Society. Dr. Henry Hertzfeld will serve as interim director of the Space Policy Institute.


Dr. Pace Featured in Humans to Mars Panel on Moon Exploration

May 11, 2017

Dr. Pace spoke about the important role of lunar missions in the context of future exploration of Mars. The panel, titled "Is the Moon a Good Step on the Way to Mars?" took place at the Humans to Mars Summit hosted at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. The panel begins at 54:20 in the broadcast.

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund speaks at 5th DLR Industrial Days

April 12, 2017

Dr. Ehrenfruend, Chair of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), presented the opening keynote at the 5th DLR Industrial Days, an annual meeting of approximately 100 experts from space agencies, industry and science to exchange views on the future of European space transport.

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund Featured in 2017 Space Symposium Panel

April 04, 2017

Dr. Ehrenfreund, chair of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was featured in a panel of eight other leaders of national space programs. Her comments focused on the need for cooperation and were featured in a number of publications, including ViaSatellite, The Gazette and a Sputnik News piece titled "Mars, Russia, Europe, US Should Work Together on Space Exploration - German Agency."

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Featured as Panelist in Space Law at 50: Past, Present and Future

March 30, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld discussed "The Outer Space Treaty and Its Impact on Space Law," which focused on the Outer Space Treaty, its impacts during the last fifty years on space development, and the future of the Treaty in the context of the revitalization of space exploration. The program was hosted by The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Steven M. Schneebaum International Law Society and SAIS International Law and Organizations Program.

Dr. Scott Pace Featured as Panelist in Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Breakfast

March 30, 2017

The session, titled "Shaping Space Acquisitions for the Future Force," was part of an ongoing series of Space Group Breakfasts. Dr. Pace was joined by moderator Steven Isakowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer at Aerospace Corporation, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, Director of Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions.

Dr. John Logsdon to be Featured in "Fight for Space"

March 27, 2017

Dr. Logsdon will provide expert commentary in the documentary exploring the past, present, and future state of the US Space Program. "'Fight for Space" will also feature appearances by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Jim Lovell, Story Musgrave, Rick Tumlinson, Robert Zubrin, James Muncy, Marcia B. Smith, Bill Nye, Gene Kranz and Jeff Greason. 

Dr. John Logsdon Delivers Presentation on Upcoming Publication

March 27, 2017

Dr. Logsdon provided a progress talk on his next novel, tentatively titled, "Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier" at the National Air and Space Museum.

Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond?

March 08, 2017

Dr. Pace was featured in a panel titled "Will Collaboration or Competition Propel Humans to Mars and Beyond?" at the offices of New America in Washington, DC.

SPI Hosts Dr. Bleddyn Bowen for Space Warfare Lecture

February 22, 2017

Bleddyn's remarks, titled "The Wrath of Mahan:  Space Warfare on the Cosmic Coastline," explored the modern military forces' reliance on space systems to provide communications and precision‐strike capabilities. Bowen, a former SPI visiting scholar, is currently a lecturer at the Defence Studies Department, King's College London, which is based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, UK Defence Academy.