A Day Without Space: Economic and National Security Ramifications

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Date(s) - 10/16/200812:00 am


Space systems provide significant benefits to American commerce and national security.  On October 16, 2008 the George Marshall Institute and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a “A Day Without Space” to discuss the implications of losing access to space-borne assets and information for the U.S. economy and national security.

Speakers at the October 16th event included:

  • Ed Morris, Executive Director, Department of Commerce, Office of Space Commerce
  • Steven Anderson, Chief Scientist, Horizon Marine Inc.
  • Ron Hatch, Senior Scientist, John Deere/NavCom Technology
  • Major General James Armor (Ret. USAF)
  • Dr. John Sheldon, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB
  • Dr. Pete Hays, Associate Director, Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, USAF Academy


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