Event

Space Policy and History Forum

Returning to the Moon in Historical Context

December 11, 2017 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free, Registration Required

Note: This is an academic event for members of the space policy and space history communities.

In October, Vice President Mike Pence announced at the first National Space Council meeting that “we will return American astronauts to the Moon.” This is the third call for a crewed Moon program in the last three decades. The previous two attempts failed. Why? How can this renewed effort succeed?

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) are pleased to announce the next Space Policy and History Forum featuring a panel discussion on the most recent call to return to the Moon within a historical context. Join Mark Albrecht, Howard McCurdy, and Michael Neufeld for an in-depth analysis of how and why we have yet to return to the Moon and which lessons from the past might apply to the future.

Registration is now full. Please email Teasel Muir-Harmony (muir-harmonyt@si.edu) to be added to the waiting list.


Date and Time
Monday, December 11, 2017, 4:00 to 5:30 pm. There will be a post-lecture happy hour open to all Forum attendees. 

Panelists

  • Mark Albrecht, chair of the board of USSpace LLC and former executive secretary of the National Space Council (1989-1992)

  • Howard McCurdy, professor of public affairs in the Public Administration and Policy department at American University

  • Michael Neufeld, senior curator in the Space History Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Location
The Forum will take at the National Air and Space Museum (601 Independence Ave SW). Registered attendees will receive further arrival instructions. 

Questions?
Contact Teasel Muir-Harmony

About the Space Policy and History Forum
The Space Policy and History Forum is organized by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space, with support from the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center created by Congress to support the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other executive agencies in the federal fovernment.