News Archive – 2010

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld serves as visiting professor at Faculty of Law Jean Monnet, The University of Paris-Sud XI

November, 2010


Dr. Henry Hertzfeld with students from the space law class at Paris-Sud


O/OREOS nanosatellite successfully launched

November 19, 2010

SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund serves as the project scientist for the Organism/Organic Exposure to Orbital Stresses nanosatellite, which launched from the Alaska Aerospace Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska on November 19.

Watch the launch video and view the current status of the spacecraft

Read GWToday's article "Astrobiology on a Dime (...Relatively)"


SPI Graduate Student Laura Delgado interviewed on The Space Show

November 19, 2010

Laura Delgado was interviewed by The Space Show host Dr. David Livingston regarding a paper she presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space2010 Conference in August, which focused on the topic of space commercialization from the perspective of the space policy community and science fiction films.

Listen to the interview

A version of Ms. Delgado's paper, "A Popcorn-bred Perspective of Space Commercialization," was also published on the guest blog commentary of Space News on October 19, 2010.


SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on central Florida radio station regarding the effect of midterm elections on the Space Coast's future

October 26, 2010


SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld coaches champion team at the International Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

October 1, 2010


SPI Graduate Student Nicole Herrmann Wins NASA Research Fellowship

Summer 2010


SPI leads module of International Space University's Executive MBA Program

Summer 2010

SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld (third from right) with the 2010 graduating class of ISU's Executive MBA program


Read the Wall Street Journal's coverage of the ISU Executive MBA program, including the SPI module:

"Beyond Rocket Science, a Space M.B.A."


SPI Professor Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund is interviewed by the Austrian Embassy's Office of Science and Technology Policy

12 May 2010


SPI Professor Dr. Henry Hertzfeld appears on MyFoxDC to discuss President Obama's speech on NASA's new direction

16 April 2010



SPI Director Dr. Scott Pace comments on his reaction to President Obama's changes to NASA's human spaceflight program on CSPAN

16 April 2010



SPI Professor Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Coaches Team to Victory in the North American Round of the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Competition

12 April 2010


SPI Professor Dr. Henry Hertzfeld delivers a presentation at the IISL/ECSL Symposium on Space legislation as enhancer of space activities and policies.

8 April 2010


SPI Director Dr. Scott Pace delivers the key note address at the Symposium on Space Policy and Coordination Framework

23 March 2010



SPI Director, Dr. Scott Pace is interviewed in Technology Review on NASA's new direction

10 February 2010


SPI Director, Dr. Scott Pace appears on MyFoxDC to discuss the implication's of the Obama administration's new direction for NASA

2 February 2010


SPI Director, Dr. Scott Pace appears before CNBC's Street Sense to discuss the cancellation of NASA's Project Constellation.

1 February 2010



Professor Emeritus Dr. John Logsdon of the Space Policy Institute discusses NASA's change in direction in the New York Times.

1 February 2010

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»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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