Press Release

GMU Short Course on “The U.S. Government Space Sector”

By SpaceRef Editor
September 9, 2008
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GMU Short Course on “The U.S. Government Space Sector”

Oct. 14-16, 2008, at the George Mason University Arlington Campus

Washington (September 9, 2008) – For the fifth time George Mason University, with the co-sponsorship of the American Astronautical Society and the Space Foundation, is offering its annual short course on “The U.S. Government Space Sector”. Developed by the George Mason University School of Public Policy, Center for Aerospace Policy Research, the course provides an overview of the departments and agencies, both civil and military, involved with U.S. Government space programs.

The two-and-one-half-day course will be held at the GMU School of Public Policy in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14 to 16, 2008. The course has been developed primarily for individuals entering the space field – civil servants, military and non-government alike – who would benefit from a broad-based understanding of the overall extent of the U.S. Government’s involvement in space.

The scope of the government space sector, the relationships among departments, agencies and the non-governmental sector will be explained though a series of lectures and panel sessions. Speakers and panelists have been recruited from the Administration, Congress, the private sector, and academia. Full details of the short course program and registration will be available on the GMU web site at from Friday September 12.

The Center for Aerospace Policy Research resides within GMU’s School of Public Policy. For more information visit:

As in previous years the Short Course in co-sponsored by the: American Astronautical Society, ( Space Foundation (

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