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Ph.D. John M. LOGSDON Director, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of international affairs, George Washington University, Washington DC and professor of political science and international affairs


 Member of faculty at George Washington University since 1970.
 Lectured and spoken to a wide variety of audiences at professional meetings, colleges and universities, international conferences, and other settings, and has testified before the U.S. Congress on several occasions. Served as a consultant to many public and private organizations. Frequently consulted by the electronic and print media for his views on space issues.


Member, International Academy of Astronautics.
Recently served as member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board
Former member of the NASA Advisory Council
Current member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee of the Department of Transportation.


Author of "The Decision to Go to the Moon: Project Apollo and the National Interest." General editor of the eight-volume series "Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program." Written numerous articles and reports on space policy and history, and has recently completed the basic article on  space exploration for the new edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.


Recipient of the Distinguished Public Service and Public Service Medals from NASA.
Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the Advancement of Science,