AA 47SI: Why Go to Space?

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AA 47SI is a student-initiated policy class that was initiated by Rishi Bedi and Thomas Teisberg in the Winter of 2016. This year it will be led by Thomas White and Anjali Roychowdhury. This course is an introduction to space policy issues, with an emphasis on the modern United States. It presents a historical overview of space programs from all around the world and discusses present policy issues, through lectures and guest speakers from NASA, the Department of Defense, new and legacy space industry companies, and other stakeholders. Students will present on one issue that piques their interest, selecting from various domains including commercial concerns, military questions, and geopolitical considerations.