[SatNews] The U.S. is kind of like between a rock and a hard place...
Because space is becoming more congested with more countries seeking its benefits, it is easy to overlook a primary space player which has been involved from the beginning of the space age: Russia.
Still, Russia’s efforts in space have shaped international discussions on space security and sustainability, and their plans for space will continue to affect other space actors. Additionally, Russia’s space program is at an interesting point: while they presently are the only way that the United States can access the International Space Station, they are also seeking to match or even surpass the United States in overall space capabilities. Furthermore, Moscow is likely monitoring the efforts of other rising Asian space powers, though Russia and China have worked together in international discussions on space security issues.
Please join the Secure World Foundation as we host “Russia’s Space Plans,” a panel discussion that examines Russia’s space history, the current status of its space program and efforts in international fora to enhance space security, and possible future paths it may take.
Ms. Marcia Smith, Founder, SpacePolicyOnline.com
Mr. Anatoly Zak, Journalist and Founder, www.RussianSpaceWeb.com
Ms. Tiffany Chow, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation
Moderator: Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation
This event will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, from 3-5pm at 1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036.
This discussion is open to the public but attendees must RSVP at the below link by Tuesday, November 1, 2011.