John Logsdon is Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington
University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where he has been a faculty
member since 1970. He received his BS in Physics from Xavier University and Ph.D.
in Political Science from New York University. Dr. Logsdon's research interests
focus on the policy and historical aspects of U.S. and international space activities.
He has written and edited numerous books, 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. Dr. Logsdon is currently a member
of the NASA Advisory Council and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory
Committee of the Department of Transportation. He is a fellow of the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Dr. Logsdon recently served on the Committee on Human Space Exploration of Space
Studies Board, National Research Council and served on the Vice President's Space
Policy Advisory Board and NASA's Space and Earth Sciences Advisory Committee.
He has been a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and
was the first holder of the Chair in Space History of the National Air and Space