Threats to U.S. Space Investments (2013)

21 March 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
AAAS Auditorium
1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005

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.


  • Brendan Curry (Moderator), Space Foundation
  • Patricia Cooper, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
  • Henry Hertzfeld, George Washington University, Space Policy Institute
  • David Turner, U.S. Department of State, Office of Space and Advanced Technology
  • Anthony Mastalir (Invited), U.S. Joint Staff, Strategic Plans & Policy, Space & Missile Defense Division