Status Report

National Public Radio Program on Space Policy

By SpaceRef Editor
June 30, 2005
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“I wanted to alert you to an upcoming National Public Radio program that will feature a discussion of the newest Academy study.

The Academy study, “United States Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities,” continues to draw media attention. Tomorrow, Friday, July 1st, one of the paper’s co-authors, George Abbey, will discuss the Academy study on the nationally broadcast NPR program, “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday.”

“In most markets, the program will air between 3 and 4 pm EST. You can listen to the program live on the web at . You can also find a listing of the local broadcast schedule for your area there, by clicking on the “stations” icon.

With this week’s release of the report on Shuttle readiness issued by NASA’s Return to Flight Task Group, the future of the space program is receiving significant attention in Washington and elsewhere. It is encouraging to see the work of the Academy acknowledged as a valuable contribution to that public discourse. You can find further information on the Reconsidering the Rules of Space project, including a downladable version of the paper, on the Academy web site at

Thanks to study co-authors Neal Lane and George Abbey (both of Rice University), Reconsidering the Rules of Space project director John Steinbruner (University of Maryland), and all of those involved in advancing the important public interest research agenda of the Academy.

Leslie C. Berlowitz
Executive Officer
American Academy of Arts & Sciences”

SpaceRef staff editor.