Press Release

GW’s Space Policy Institute and the Embassy of France co-host Symposium on Space Exploration and International Cooperation on June 22

By SpaceRef Editor
June 21, 2004
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The George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute and the Embassy of France Office of Science and Technology, in cooperation with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, CNES, European Space Agency, European Commission, Alcatel Space, Arianespace, Boeing, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Snecma and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will host a press briefing at the conclusion of a two-day symposium discussing major issues impacting international cooperation in exploring the solar system with humans and robots.


Brett Alexander, The White House Office of Science and Techonology Policy, John Logsdon, GW’s Space Policy Institute; Jean-Pol Poncelet, European Space Agency; Vincent Sabathier, Embassy of France; andRobert Walker, Wexler and Walker.


Tuesday, June 22, 2004, 2 – 3 p.m.
For a complete agenda of the symposium visit


The George Washington University

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW, Room 113

Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station, Blue and Orange lines)


The two-day symposium will examine the current political and economic circumstances impacting international cooperation for space exploration. Experts from government, business and the space industry will discuss the potential benefits and preferred paths for such cooperation; the interests in space programs in other countries and the likelihood of partnerships; government-created barriers to effective cooperation vis-à-vis private sector interests in space exploration; and how cooperation can help to balance interests in the global space market.

For more information about the Space Policy Institute, visit

SpaceRef staff editor.