The calendar outlines lecture topics, and the reading and writing assignments due at each session.

1 What is Policy, why is it important, and why are we in space?
2 Current stakeholders & their missions and roles 1-pg Memo: Stone Reading
3 Space history and policy in the fifties
  • McDougall. p. 1-230
  • Selected reading on history of the NRO
1-pg Memo: Satellite Flyover
4 Space history and policy in the sixties McDougall. p. 231-407 1-pg Memo: Moon Mission
5 Space history and policy in the seventies
  • Launius, and McCurdy. Chap. 4
  • Wheelon. Chap. 1, 2
  • Spires. Chap. 4, 5
1-pg Memo: Apollo
6 Space history and policy in the eighties
  • Launius, and McCurdy, Chap.2
  • Spires. Chap. 6
  • Wheelon. Chap. 3, 4
  • Documents in Reading 02
1-pg Memo: Challenger
7 Space history and policy in the nineties
  • Launius, and McCurdy. Chap.5,6 Epilogue
  • Spires. Chap. 7, 8 "State of the Space Industry" Report
  • Documents in Reading 03
1-pg Memo: ISS Hab Module
8 International and US Space Policy and Law
  • Reynolds, and Merges. Chap. 2-4
  • Selected summaries of space law
1-pg Memo: Moon Treaty
  • Special Topic: Globalstar
  • Special Topic: GPS & Galileo
10 Special Topic: Space Launch TBA
11 Student Presentation on Term Project Provided by students Group Term
12 Scenarios for the Future: A Panel Discussion Group Term project report
1-pg Memo: Next US Space Endeavor