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In Dialogue with Space Specialists Across the Pacific: SSI Junior Fellows Network, Brief US-Japan Space Forum

March 14, 2016

Top space specialists in the US-Japan Space Forum gathered this week at The Museum of Flight in Seattle to discuss cutting-edge topics on space collaboration between the two countries. The Forum was opened by Douglas King, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Museum of Flight in Seattle.

The standing bi-national U.S. Japan Space Forum is Co-Chaired by Saadia Pekkanen, present director of Space Security Initiative (SSI) from the Jackson School, and Frank Januzzi, President and CEO of The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.


The Forum members include stakeholders from businesses, government agencies, and foundations, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, U.S. Naval Research Lab, NASA, U.S. Japan Friendship Commission, The Mansfield Foundation, The Museum of Flight, Kyoto University, Office of National Space Policy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, NEC, MELCO, and IHI.


During the events, the SSI Junior Fellows were able to network with and brief the Forum members on the major space powers.

This publication was made possible in part by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. The statements made and views expressed are solely the responsibility of the author.