Virtual Policy Events
“Aerospace 101” Congressional Briefings
These virtual sessions provide congressional staff with a better understanding of the aerospace enterprise, including the importance of government investment in this vital area and how the industry is critical to both our economic stability and national security.
Space Policy Pod
Given the current real-world challenges confronting all of us, AIAA has joined the MITRE Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to produce this podcast series to examine events and ideas affecting the space sector. We hope the episodes serve as an enlightening discussion on the relevant topics of the day with insights from key policymakers in the field.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 21 (Sean O’Keefe)
26 May 2021Episode 21 features former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 20 (Omran Sharaf, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre)
7 April 2021Episode 20 features Omran Sharaf, Emirates Mars Mission (Hope Probe) Project Director at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 19 (Peter Crabtree, New Zealand Space Agency)
24 March 2021Episode 19 features Peter Crabtree from the New Zealand Space Agency.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 18 (Christian Davenport, The Washington Post)
10 March 2021Episode 18 features Christian Davenport, a reporter covering the defense and space industries for The Washington Post’s Financial desk.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 17 (Ann Devereaux, NASA JPL)
22 February 2021Episode 17 features Ann Devereaux, Division Manager for Systems Engineering, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 16 (Marcia Smith, SpacePolicyOnline.com)
9 December 2020Episode 16 features Marcia Smith, President of Space and Technology Policy Group, LLC and founder and editor of the website SpacePolicyOnline.com.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 15 (Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency)
18 November 2020Episode 15 features Karl Rodrigues, Executive Director for International and National Engagement at the Australian Space Agency.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 14 (Dale Nash, Virginia Space)
4 November 2020This episode features Dale Nash, CEO and Executive Director of Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 13 (Kelvin Coleman, FAA)
21 October 2020This podcast discussion features Kelvin Coleman, the FAA’s deputy associate administrator for commercial space transportation.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 12 (Alexander Macdonald, NASA)
14 October 2020This podcast discussion features Alex Macdonald, NASA’s chief economist. He also serves as program executive of the International Space Station National Lab.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 11 (Conner Prochaska, Department of Energy)
30 September 2020This podcast discussion features Conner Prochaska, chief commercialization officer for the Department of Energy and director of the Office of Technology Transitions.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 10 (Douglas Terrier, NASA)
9 September 2020This podcast discussion features Douglas Terrier, NASA’s chief technologist.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 9 (Kevin O'Connell, U.S. Department of Commerce)
24 August 2020This episode features Kevin O’Connell, Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 8 (Erin Miller - Space ISAC)
12 August 2020This podcast discussion features Erin Miller, VP of Operations for Space ISAC, National Cybersecurity Center.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 7 (Tommaso Sgobba, International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety)
29 July 2020This podcast discussion features Tommaso Sgobba, Executive Director and Board Secretary of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS).
Space Policy Pod: Episode 6 (Shawn Barnes, U.S. Air Force)
15 July 2020This podcast discussion features Shawn Barnes, a member of the Senior Executive Service, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Space Acquisition and Integration.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 5 (Bhavya Lal, Science and Technology Policy Institute)
1 July 2020This podcast features an engaging discussion with IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute expert Dr. Bhavya Lal.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 4 (JP Parker, Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
17 June 2020This podcast takes an inside look at the intelligence community space enterprise with senior executive John Paul (JP) Parker.
Space Policy Pod: Episode 3 (Advancing Space & National Security: A Discussion with Department of Defense’s Stephen L. Kitay)
3 June 2020
Space Policy Pod: Episode 2 (Advancing Cybersecurity in Space: A Discussion with NIST's Matthew Scholl)
20 May 2020This episode features a discussion on cybersecurity with Matthew Scholl of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Space Policy Pod: Episode 1 (Scott Pace)
6 May 2020This episode features an engaging conversation with Dr. Scott Pace, Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, covering a range of key topics impacting the future of space exploration and commercial development.
Policy Briefing Series
This educational series featuring senior government stakeholders and other thought leaders covers topical issues of relevance to the aerospace community.
ASCENDxWebinar: Policy Discussion with Bhavya Lal
15 February 2022 1200 - 1300 (Eastern Standard Time)
OnlineIf you are interested in NASA technology, policy, and strategy then you will not want to miss this important ASCEND policy webinar featuring Bhavya Lal.
The Urgency to Act on Space Traffic Management
13 September 2021 1200 - 1300 (Eastern Daylight Time)
OnlineIn this free webinar, our dynamic panel will explain the basics of STM and why it is so important for space safety, sustainability, and security.
AIAA Webinar: Sustainability in Flight – The Government’s Role in Achieving Decarbonization
26 April 2021 1100 - 1200 (Eastern Daylight Time)
OnlineLeaders in aviation will share perspectives on the industry’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. The expert panel will discuss efforts underway and the significant cooperation, innovation, and education required among all industry stakeholders to deliver on this important goal.
AIAA Webinar: Sustainability in Flight—Our Journey to Decarbonization
8 February 2021 1100 - 1200 (Eastern Standard Time)
VirtualAIAA Public Policy discussion about industry’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint.
Briefing: Commercial Development in Low Earth Orbit (Member Exclusive Webinar)
12 October - 14 October 2020AIAA hosted a member exclusive webinar on 20 April featuring Doug Loverro, NASA Associate Administrator of the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. This event is offered exclusively to AIAA members.
Briefing: NASA's Jim Reuter (Free Webinar)
29 June 2020 1100 - 1200 (Eastern Daylight Time)Reuter will share the latest information from the Space Technology Mission Directorate that will enable future NASA and commercial missions and the opportunities for involvement.
Briefing: NASA's Steve Jurczyk (Free Webinar)
1 June 2020 1300 - 1400 (Eastern Daylight Time)AIAA hosted a webinar on 1 June featuring Steve Jurczyk, NASA Associate Administrator.