Events — 2011

Space Transportation Policy and Market Risks

November 16, 2011

Symposium Presentations.

The Space Policy Institute presents

Falling Back to Earth Book Discussion with Mark Albrecht

November 9, 2011

Information about the event can be found here


The Space Policy Institute, The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and Secure World Foundation present

Implications of Emerging Space Cooperation Dynamics in Asia

October 11, 2011

Speaker: Dinesh Kumar, SPI Visiting Scholar, Advisor, HQIDS (Headquarters Integrated Defense Staff), Ministry of Defense New Delhi, Government of India


Space Policy Institute Students and Faculty at the International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa

October 7, 2011

Left to Right: Kate Becker, Alanna Krolikowski, Dr. Scott Pace, Joel Hicks, Jacob Sutherlun, Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Emmanuelle David, Madood Khan,


The Space Policy Institute and Secure World Foundation present

Evolving Space Programs and Policies Amongst Leading Space Faring Nations in Asia

July 27, 2011

Speaker: Dinesh Kumar, SPI Visiting Scholar, Advisor, HQIDS (Headquarters Integrated Defense Staff), Ministry of Defense New Delhi, Government of India


The Space Policy Institute and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) present

Making Germany's space sector fit for the future: The space strategy of the German Federal Government

April 29, 2011

Speaker: Wolfgang Schneider, Deputy Head of the Space Technologies Division within the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

Mr. Scheider's presentation can be viewed here.


Explore Mars, Inc., along with the Space Policy Institute and other sponsors, presents


April 6-7, 2011

Jack Morton Auditorium, Media and Public Affairs Building

George Washington University

Please see the ISSMars-DC website for agenda, sponsors, and registration


The Space Policy Institute and the Universities Space Research Association present

U.S. Export Controls and Space Science

31 March 2011

Symposium Presentations


Dr. John Logsdon holds Book Signing and Reception to mark the publication of his most recent book John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon

21 January 2011


The Space Policy Institute and Ball Aerospace present

Target NEO: Providing a Resilient NEO Accessibility Program for Human Exploration Beyond LEO

22 February 2011

Workshop Website

Panel Presentations

Workshop Report


»SPI Director, Scott Pace is quoted in the Politico article How Elon Musk eposed billions in questionable Pentagon spending discussing the role of ULA in American space capabilities.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment on NOAA Utilization of Commercial Remote Sensing Data.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation committee on U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness. His testimony is available online.

»On October 16, 2015, the Space Policy Institute hosted an informal discussion during which Dr. Philippe Brunet, European Commission Director for Space Policy, Copernicus, and Defense Industry described the plans of the European Union to become the primary European actor in space policy and programs.

»Current SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester's article NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program was published in Quest Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016.

»SPI Alum Mia Brown wrote an article titled Launch Dilemna: The role of the commercial sector in America's space program which was published by the Brookings Institution.

»Prof. Jack Burns, Vice President Emeritus at the University of Colorado, presented a distinguished lecture "Exploring the Universe from the Moon". It can be viewed online

»Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute, spoke on The Implications of U.S. Space Policy Choices at the California Institute of Technology. A video of the lecture is available for viewing here.

»Dr. Scott Pace, Visiting Scholar Deganit Paikowsky, and four SPI alumni attended the 2015 International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.

»Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, SPI Research Professor, became Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Read the announcement here.

»SPI Alum, Stephanie Wan, has been elected as Co-chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Congratulations Stephanie! Further information is available online.

»SPI hosts "Careers in Space Policy: A Panel Discussion" with the American Institute of Astronautics and Astrophysics National Capital Section Young Professionals Committee and the GW AIAA Student Chapter.

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