Baker Institute Panel on Need for a Definitive U.S. Space Policy — Archived Video

Baker Institute Panel on Need for a Definitive U.S. Space Policy — Archived Video

NOTE:   the archived video is at this website.

The Baker Institute at Rice University is hosting a panel discussion tonight, January 24, 2013, entitled “Lost in Space:  Need for a Definitive U.S. Space Policy.”    The event will be webcast.

The speaker’s list is a who’s who of space policy and science policy experts, including two who served in the White House under President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton, respectively. 

It is from 5:30-7:30 pm Central Time (6:30-8:30 pm Eastern) and should be very interesting.   Details and a link to the webcast are on the event’s website.   Speakers are:

  • Mark Albrecht, chairman of the board of U.S. Space LLC and former executive director of the White House National Space Council under President George H. W. Bush.  Author of Falling Back to Earth:  A First Hand Account of the Great Space Race and the End of the Cold War.
  • Leroy Chiao, former astronaut, adjunct professor at Rice University, and chair of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute’s user panel.  Chiao was a member of the 2009 Augustine Committee.
  • Joan Johnson-Freese, professor of national security affairs at the Naval War College.  Author most recently of Heavenly Ambitions:  America’s Quest to Dominate Space and has written extensively about China’s space program.
  • Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology at Rice University, former presidential science adviser to President BIll Clinton, and former director of the National Science Foundation.
  • Eugene Levy, Andrew Hays Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics at Rice University and a renowned space scientist.
  • John Logsdon, professor emeritus, George Washington University, founder and former director of the Space Policy Institute and a renowned space historian.  Author most recently of John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon.

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