Articles from the Space Policy Institute



Medicine Beyond the Horizon

Featuring Kris Lehnhardt

Regulating Outer Space: Making Space Commerce a Priority

By Scott Pace

Space 2015: A Year in Review

By Deganit Paikowsky, Ariel Reichard, Gil Baram, Isaac Ben Israel

NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program

By Zack Hester

Data privacy is a burning issue

By Scott Pace



Launch Dilemna: The role of the commercial sector in America's space program

By Mia Brown

Improving Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science as a Policy Mechanism for NASA

By Brittany Balcom

Space Wars; Why Our Space Systems Need an Upgrade 

By Deganit Paikowsky

Encouraging Private Investment in Space: Does the current space law regime need to be changed? (Part 1)

By Jonathan Babcock



Why did the United States retreat from the moon?

By John Logsdon

Is JFK-Style Leadership the Catalyst?

By Raphael Perrino



International Cooperation on Human Lunar Heritage

By Henry Hertzfeld & Scott Pace

Policy Innovation in Human Space Flight

By Scott Pace

Responsible Space Exploration and Use: Balancing Stakeholder Interests
By Pascale Ehrenfreund, Margaret Race, David Labdon

European Space Research in Support of International Partnerships
By Pedro Rosa, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Gerda Horneck, Gerhardt Thiele

Administrative reform of Japanese Space Policy Structures in 2012
By Keiichi Anan

John F. Kennedy and "The Right Stuff"
By John Logsdon



The Development of the Space Environment Viability of Organics Experiment aboard the Organism/Organics Exposure to Orbital Stresses Satellite.
By Pascale Ehrenfreund

Economics and Financing of Satellite Communications

By Henry Hertzfeld

A Space Launch without a Space Program
By Scott Pace

Strengthening Space Security: Advancing US Interests in Outer Space
By Scott Pace

The Survival Crisis of the U.S. Solar System Exploration Program
By John Logsdon



Toward a Global Space Exploration Program: A Stepping Stone Approach
By Pascale Ehrenfreund

John F. Kennedy's Space Legacy and Its Lessons for Today
By John Logsdon

A new US approach to human spaceflight?
By John Logsdon

Change and continuity in US space policy
By John Logsdon

Aerospace America: Conversation with Scott Pace

By James W. Canan

A Review of NASA's Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry (House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Hearing Testimony)
By Scott Pace



Active Space Debris Removal: Needs, Implications, and Recommendations for Today's Geopolitical Environment

By Megan Ansdell

The Strategic Significance of Compass
By Scott Pace

CubeSats: Cost-effective science and technology platforms for emerging and developing nations
By Kirk Woellert, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Antonio J. Ricco, and Henry Hertzfeld

Stepping stones toward global space exploration
By M. Ansdell, P. Ehrenfruend, and C. McKay

Policy making in China's space program: A history and analysis of the Chang'e lunar orbiter project
By Patrick Besha

The Commercialization of Space in Science Fiction Movies: The Key to Sustainability or the Road to a Capitalist Dystopia?
By Laura Delgado

The NORAD Experience: Implications for international space surveillance sharing
By James C. Bennett

The Coast Guard Model: A Third Organizational Option for International SSA Data Sharing and Other US Space Responsibilities
By James C. Bennett

The USA and arms control in space: An IR analysis
By Mischa Hansel

A Legal Note on Space Accidents

By Henry Hertzfeld and Ben Basely-Walker

NASA Productivity
By Thomas Coonce, Robert Bitten, Joseph Hamaker, and Henry Hertzfeld

Projections for future funding of NASA and NASA science activities: Reassessing the Obama FY 2010 budget request
By C. N. Hartman

Building long-term constituencies for space exploration: The challenge of raising public awareness and engagement in the United States and in Europe

By Pascale Ehrenfreund, Nicolas Peter, and L. Billings

Cross Cultural Management Supporting Global Space Exploration

By John M. Logsdon, Pascale Ehrenfreund, Nicolas Peter, and Kai-Uwe Schrogl


The Civil Sector
By John M. Logsdon

The Case for Space: Examining the Value
By Scott Pace

Space for Improvement at NASA
By Scott Pace

Book Review of Truth, Lies, and O-Rings
By John M. Logsdon


Has Space Development Made a Difference?
By John M. Logsdon

The Space Station is - Finally - International
By John M. Logsdon and Alain Dupas



Human Space Flight and National Power
By John M. Logsdon

The Moon is a Land Without Sovereignty: Will it be a Business-Friendly Environment?
By Henry R. Hertzfeld

Book Review of The Dark Side of the Moon
By John M. Logsdon



Bringing Space Law into the Commercial World: Property Rights without Sovereignty
By Henry R. Hertzfeld and Frans G. von der Dunk



Socioeconomic Conditions and the Space Sector
By Henry R. Hertzfeld and Michel Fouquin


A Sustainable Rationale for Human Spaceflight
By John M. Logsdon



Weather Satellites and the Economic Value of Forecasts: Evidence from the Electric Power Industry
By Henry R. Hertzfeld, Ray A. Williamson and Avery Sen


Reflections on Space as a Vital National Interest
By John M. Logsdon


Finding a Path to Space Power

By John M. Logsdon


Just Say Wait to Space Power

By John M. Logsdon




»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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