Space Foundation Papers Presented at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC)


Two Space Foundation team members presented papers at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2011.

Director – Space Awareness Programs Kevin Cook co-chaired the 22nd Symposium on Space Activity and Society and delivered the keynote paper for the session on Verifying and Validating the Impact of Technology Transferred from Space.

His paper, entitled *Improved Public Awareness - Scholarly and Commercial Recognition of Space Products and Services, focuses on how the Space Foundation Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs increase public awareness of the practical benefits of space transfer technology.

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Director - Research & Analysis Micah Walter-Range presented two papers:
*Growth in the Global Space Economy and Its Impact on Emerging Space Countries, covers how the steadily increasing size of the space economy provides an economic incentive for emerging countries to participate in space activities, how the growing number of nations engaged in space means that new entrants have a wide range of partners from which to choose and how the fields that have direct applications that benefit emerging countries remain popular choices for the early phases of a nation's space program.

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*Analysis of Global Space Workforce and Education outlines the space industry's need for a skilled workforce, trends in U.S. aerospace engineering bachelor's degrees and trends in science and engineering degrees throughout the world.

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*Manuscripts presented at the 62nd International Astronautical Congress, IAC-2011, Cape Town, SA, 3-7 October 2011.