Scott Pace

Scott Pace is the director of the Space Policy Institute and a professor of practice in International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. From 2005-08, he served as the associate administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation at NASA. Prior to NASA, Dr. Pace was the assistant director for Space and Aeronautics in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team for NASA and the National Science Foundation. From 1993-2000, he worked for the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy
Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center for the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Pace was a key member of a successful international effort to preserve radio navigation satellite spectrum at the 1997 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-97) and the addition of new spectrum for satellite navigation at WRC-2000. He also was a member of the Department of Defense’s Senior Review Group on Commercial Remote Sensing and the National Research Council’s Committee on Earth Sciences. Dr. Pace received a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980; Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Technology & Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1982; and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989. His dissertation was entitled “US Access to Space: Launch Vehicle Choices for 1990-2010.”

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