Tue, Mar 01



Great Decisions Program: The New Space Race

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Great Decisions Program: The New Space Race

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Mar 01, 7:00 PM


About the Event

About the Program:

The New Space Race  

The launch of Sputnik I in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space era and of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the 21st century, there are many more participants in space, including countries such as India and China, and commercial companies such as SpaceX. How will the United States fare in a crowded outer space?

About the Speakers:

Dr. Joseph Pelton, Dr. Carolin Freuh, and Dr. Ram Jakhu

Dr. Joseph Pelton is the Dean Emeritus and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Space University and is also the Director Emeritus of the Space and Advanced Communications Research Institute (SACRI) at George Washington University.

Dr. Carolin Freuh is an Associate Professor at Purdue University, Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and the chair of the COSPAR Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space.

Prof. Ram Jakhu is a Full Professor of Law (and Acting Director of Institute of Air and Space Law), McGill University. He teaches and conducts advanced research in international space law and public international law.

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