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January 19th, 2024
Japan to Attempt Precision Moon Landing Friday

“Japan aims to become the fifth country to put a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts a precision landing on Friday, in what would be a boost for a space programme that has suffered a wave of setbacks and been eclipsed by rival China.” (via Reuters)

If you’re looking for more context on this matter, please consider Scott Pace, a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Director of the Space Policy Institute, Director of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy and Director of the MA International Science and Technology Policy program at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

Pace rejoined the faculty of the GW Elliott School of International Affairs in 2021 after serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council from 2017-2020. He previously served as the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation at NASA from 2005-2008 and Deputy Chief of Staff for the NASA Administrator from 2002-2003. Prior to NASA, he was the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Pace’s research interests include civil, commercial, and national security space policy, and the management of technical innovation.

If you would like to speak with Prof. Pace, please contact GW Media Relations at [email protected].