International Science & Technology Policy
Scientific and technological advances provide the basis of international competitiveness and account for the bulk of national growth and the improvement of the quality of life around the world. The ability to create, adapt, and adopt new technologies defines modern societies. In today's global environment, the need for innovation is essential for solving societal problems and staying ahead of competition. Developments in information technology, space exploration, genetic modification and advances in material science are governed and shaped by institutions that set science and technology policy.
In the News
In May 1961, John F. Kennedy charged the United States to land a man on the Moon by the end of the decade. With that challenge, the Space Race became a significant facet of the Cold War.
The Washington Post quoted Scott Pace about NASA's "flawed policy" decision to focus on Mars exploration.
FoxNews quotes John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs, about the attempted landing of the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket.