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Public Symposium at The Museum of Flight covered in Seattle Astronomy, “Seattle’s Place in the Future of Space”

March 18, 2016

The activities of the Space Security Initiative (SSI) Director, Saadia Pekkanen, and the Junior Fellows at a public symposium at The Museum of Flight found their way into media this week.

The following is an excerpt from the article posted by Greg Scheiderer, a member of the Seattle Astronomical Society (SAS) and former editor of its newsletter, The Webfooted Astronomer. Scheiderer spent three decades in the communication business as a journalist, public relations practitioner, and government relations specialist, and now writes Seattle Astronomy.

An excerpt of the story by Scheiderer is below, and for the whole post please visit the website of Seattle Astronomy.

Some of the top thinkers about the future of space visited Seattle this week as part of the U.S.-Japan Space Forum. The forum, supported by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, is a standing committee of policy experts who meet regularly to sort out the challenges and opportunities for the two countries and more. The group had two days of private meetings in town, followed by a public symposium Wednesday at the Museum of Flight. Saadia Pekkanen, a professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and a co-chair of the forum, said there was good reason to bring the discussion to Seattle…


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.