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Luncheon & Panel Discussion: The Importance of Sustainability in Outer Space

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Rayburn House Office Building, U.S. Capitol, Room 2325

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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.

While it is easy to take for granted the benefits provided by space, it is important to remember that the United States relies upon space for a variety of essential daily services. Unfortunately, space faces a number of challenges from budget uncertainty, as well as space itself becoming more congested, contested and more competitive. Speakers will discuss this situation from national security, legal, political, and commercial perspectives. RSVP is required.

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  • 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, The 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 and Policy Directorate, U.S. Joint Staff (J-5), (invited)
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