Dr. James A. Vedda

James A. Vedda, Senior Policy Analyst at the Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy & Strategy since 2004, performs research and analysis of civil, commercial, and national security space issues for a variety of customers. Previously, he spent six and a half years assigned to the Office of the Secretary of Defense working on space policy and homeland defense issues. Before that, he was an associate professor in the Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota, where he taught graduate courses on civil, commercial, and military space policy. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in science and technology policy from George Washington University. His many publications include two books: Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing America’s Space Program (June 2012) and Choice, Not Fate: Shaping a Sustainable Future in the Space Age (December 2009). Additionally, Jim frequently contributes to his company’s online space policy paper series (www.aerospace.org/policy) and webinar series (https://vimeo.com/spacepolicy).

Broadcast 2957 Dr. Jim Vedda

Guest:  Dr. Jim Vedda;  Topics:  Outer Space Treaty relevance, forming a National Space Council, the National Space Policy of the US and much more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 1876 (Special Edition)

Guests: CLASSROOM: Dr. Paul Spudis, Dr. Jim Vedda. Topics: Cislunar space development and economics. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blogs, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com and the Classroom blog, http://spaceshowclassroom.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming.

Broadcast 1861 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. James (Jim) Vedda. Topics: Dr. Vedda's new book addressing cislunar development rather than destinations. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1439 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jim Vedda. Topics: Dr. Vedda proposes an alternative U.S. space policy driven by capability. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and rate this program on the new Space Show blog, http://thespaceshowoutsidethebox.blogspot.com. Additionally, you may want to read Dr. Vedda's latest book, "Choice, Not Fate" which you can buy using the One Giant Leap Foundation Amazon link. Remember, if you buy the book this way, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show/OGLF.

Broadcast 1310 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jim Vedda. Topics: U.S. space policy, capabilities driven rather than destination driven, "Choice, Not Fate." Dr. Jim Vedda returned to the program to discuss his new book, "Choice, Not Fate: Shaping a Sustainable Future in the Space Age." The book is available through the One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) Amazon partners program and if purchased through OGLF, Amazon contributes to OGLF/The Space Show. You can order this book using this specific URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1450013473?tag=onegialeafou-20.

Broadcast 1260 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Jim Vedda. Topics: Space policy and goals. We were most fortunate to have as our guest for this program, Dr. Jim Vedda. Our two hour discussion was wide ranging over many aspects of both U.S. and global space policy. In our first segment, Dr. Vedda talked about the "why" of space policy in the final chapter of the Augustine Commission Report but suggested this information relating to the goals of our space program should have been at the front of the report given its importance. This opened up our discussion on space goals being about our capability, not a destination.

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