NSS Space Forum: A Conversation with Scott Pace

NSS Space Forum

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You Are Invited to the National Space Society Space Forum Thursday, April 8, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15 PM EDT 


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As the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council, Scott Pace provided the day-to-day leadership and coordinated issues across the many departments and agencies that were involved in space to ensure the president’s agenda was enacted. With experience at NASA, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Dr. Pace has been involved in the decisions that have shaped the US space program. Along with his professional experience, Dr. Pace’s early membership in the L5 Society and the OASIS chapter in Los Angeles, plus chairing the NSS policy committee after the L5/NSI merger helped shape and inform his time on the National Space Council.

Host Greg Autry, NSS Board of Directors, will engage in a dialog with Dr. Pace on a range of topics including his experiences on the Council, at NASA, space activism, the current state of the space program and his role as the Director of the Space Policy Institute. Please join us for what promises to be an engaging and informative session.  

Scott Pace rejoined the faculty of the 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. From 2005-2008 he served as the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation at NASA and Dep. 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. From 1993-2000, he worked for the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute, and from 1990-1993, he served as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Office of Space Commerce, in the Office of the Deputy Secretary of the Dept. of Commerce. He received a B.S. degree in Physics from Harvey Mudd College in 1980; Masters degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics and Technology & Policy from MIT in 1982; and a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989.

Greg Autry, while serving on the NSS Board of Directors and as NSS Vice President of Space Development, was nominated by the White House to serve as Chief Financial Officer at NASA. Dr. Autry holds a BA in history from Cal Poly Pomona as well as an MBA and a Ph.D. (public policy and econ) from the Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Dr. Autry is an educator, writer, technology entrepreneur, and an advocate for space settlement. As Clinical Professor of Space Leadership, Policy and Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, he researches and publishes on space commerce, entrepreneurship, innovation and policy. Dr. Autry writes and comments regularly on space topics. He served on the NASA Agency Review Team during the 2016 Presidential transition. Dr. Autry’s insights on space and other topics have been published in major news outlets including the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

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