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The Future of Deep Space Exploration

Wednesday, October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies cordially invites you to attend a panel discussion on the exciting work being done in the exploration of deep space. The Institute’s Center for Enterprise, Exploration, and Defense in Space (CEEDS) has called together a group of experts from across relevant government organizations and private industry to discuss what is being done today – and what more can be done tomorrow – to explore the cosmos.

For decades, the US has led the charge in space exploration. American astronauts were the first to land on the moon. NASA’s Pioneer, Galileo, Voyager, NEAR, and Cassini-Huygens missions continued to forge ahead: first to fly by Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; first to orbit Jupiter and Saturn; first to land on an asteroid and first to land on Titan. These are but a few of the achievements of American deep space exploration over the last five decades. So what efforts are continuing today, and what does the future look like?

The panelists will discuss the current plans of their organizations, how they envision the future of deep space exploration, what new problems will that future face, what benefits this will continue to provide for the American public, and how policymakers can support these efforts.

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Jennifer Buss, President, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Sonya Gavankar, Director of Public Relations, Newseum

Steve Clarke, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Mary Lynn Dittmar, President and CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Ryan Whitley, Director of Civil Space Policy, National Space Council, The White House
Lon Levin, President and CEO, GEOshare

Attendees are encouraged to join us in person.
RSVP is required. Please send your name and affiliation to Luke Koslosky at [email protected]


Wednesday, October 16
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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