Reports from the Space Policy Institute


Providing for Sustainable Exploration and Use of Outer Space Environments

Pascale Ehrenfreund

In-Space Maneuvering, Servicing, and Resource Use: The Commercial Need for Legal Assurances

Henry Hertzfeld

Lessons from the Past: Why the U.S. Decided Not to Explore After Going to the Moon

John Logsdon

Building a Strategic Framework for Human Space Flight

Scott Pace


Integrating National Interests in Space
Scott Pace



US-Korea Institute at SAIS Report: Missile Negotiations with North Korea: A Strategy for the Future
Scott Pace, Co-author

Target NEO: Open Global Community NEO Workshop Report
Brent W. Barbee, Editor

Analyzing the Development Paths of Emerging Spacefaring Nations: Opportunities or Challenges for Space Sustainability?
M. Ansdell, L. Delgado, D. Hendrickson


Future Human Spaceflight: The Need for International Cooperation
Scott Pace and Giuseppe Reibaldi, Editors


Project Apollo: Americans to the Moon
John M. Logsdon and Roger D. Launius


Collective Security in Space: Asian Perspectives
John M. Logsdon and James Clay Moltz, Editors



Collective Security in Space: European Perspectives
John M. Logsdon, James Clay Moltz, and Emma S. Hinds, Editors



A Failure of National Leadership:  Why No Replacement For The Space Shuttle?
John M. Logsdon
This paper appeared in Steven J. Dick and Roger Launius, Editors,
"Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight," NASA SP-2006-4702.



Perspectives on Space Security
John M. Logsdon and Audrey Schaffer, Editors

Launch Vehicles: An Economic Perspective
Henry R. Hertzfeld, Ray A. Williamson and Nicolas Peter



Further Directions in Satellite-Derived Weather and Climate Information for the Electric Energy Industry
Report of a workshop held March 29 and 30, 2004 at GW



Space Weapons: Are They Needed?
John M. Logsdon and Gordon Adams, Editors



Space Economic Data
Henry R. Hertzfeld
Prepared for the US Department of Commerce, Office of Space Commercialization

The Socio-Economic Value of Improved Weather and Climate Information
Report of a study of the social and economic value to the United States of
improved information about weather and climate

Remote Sensing for Transportation Security
Report of a workshop held on March 13, 14, 2002 at GW; sponsored by the
National Consortium for Safety, Hazards, and Disaster Assessment in Transportation Lifelines



High-Resolution Earth Observations from Space: What are Today's Issues?
Summary of Seminar hosted by The Space Policy Institute, George Washington University and The National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center, University of Mississippi School of Law

The Socioeconomic Benefits of Earth Science and Applications Research: Reducing the Risks and Costs of Natural Disasters in the United States
Ray A. Williamson, Henry R. Hertzfeld, Joseph Cordes, John M. Logsdon

Space and Military Power in East Asia: The Challenge and Opportunity of Dual-Purpose Space Technologies"

Rebecca Jimerson and Ray A. Williamson, Editors

U.S. - Russian Cooperation in Human Space Flight: Assessing the Impacts
John M. Logsdon and James Millar



Dual Purpose Space Technologies Conference Summary
Becky Jimerson and Ray Williamson

Viewing the Earth: the Role of Satellite Earth Observations and Global Monitoring in International Affairs
Becky Jimerson and Ray Williamson



Measuring the Economic Returns from NASA Life Sciences Research and Development
Henry Hertzfeld



»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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