It's Not Just Rocket Science: Careers in Space Policy

Often, when people think of space, their minds go directly to NASA, rocket science, and space exploration.  While those are important aspects of U.S. space policy, they are not the only ones. There are a whole host of regulatory, legal, diplomatic, security, and political issues which shape space policy and require people with a wide variety of backgrounds to meet the challenges that they raise. 

The Secure World Foundation is delighted to co-host, with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), an evening reception that will bring speakers from military, policy, development, and legal backgrounds to discuss their roles and careers in space policy. Please note that all speakers will be participating in their personal capacity only and not speaking for their organizations. 


  • Sandra Erwin, Military Space Staff Writer, SpaceNews
  • Sara Langston, CEO & Principle Consultant, Senmurv Consulting
  • Sarah Mineiro, Staff Lead, Strategic Forces, House Armed Services Committee
  • Audrey Schaffer, Director, Space Strategy and Plans, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Krystal Wilson, Director of Space Applications Programs, Secure World Foundation


  • Moderator: Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation


When: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Where: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Event: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

August 23, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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