Threats to U.S. Space Investments

When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325

On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Space Foundation, and Secure World Foundation (SWF) will team up to host a luncheon and panel discussion on Capitol Hill addressing the importance of sustainability in outer space. The United States relies upon space for a variety of essential daily services. Valuable space assets underpin our national security, help us forecast weather and predict natural disasters, enable GPS and satellite TV, spur our economy and industrial base, and keep U.S. troops and allies safe and secure around the world. Unfortunately, the current space environment threatens our ability to continue relying on these assets and all of the benefits they afford us. Speakers will discuss this situation from national security, legal, political, and commercial perspectives. This event is open to the public, but will take place strictly under Chatham House Rules. RSVP is required.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. The panel discussion will be held from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM/.

 

Speakers:

Brendan Curry (Moderator), Vice President of Washington Operations Space Foundation

Patricia Cooper, President, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

Henry Hertzfeld, Ph.D., Research Professor, Space Policy Institute, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University

David Turner, Deputy Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State

Col. Anthony Mastalir, USAF, Chief, Space and Missile Defense Division, Strategic Plans & Policy, Space & Missile Defense Division, U.S. Joint Staff (J-5)

 

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Last updated on December 11, 2013