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Issue 1: Critical Perspectives

Where To Go With Space Education?

Bruce Elbert, President
Application Technology Strategy, Inc., and Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison

For those of us who are practitioners as well as educators, the space industry has become a complex, sophisticated environment. In my case, it's been a wonderful journey seeing its evolution from basic science in the 1960s to consumer electronics in the 21st Century.

Having graduated in engineering in 1965, I feel I was provided with the basic tools to understand the science part. On the other hand, what makes space so special for me are the business opportunities that it delivers. This is why I think education has to be treated in a more comprehensive way.

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Students Interested in Satellite Communications Can Gain an Edge in the Job Market by Studying Science and Theory

Ben Chang, Vice President
Satellite Engineering and Program Management Intelsat Global Service Corporation

The mind has an extraordinary ability to see things that are hoped for, Arthur C. Clarke said in 1973. Years later he noted that it cost about $100, in terms of kilowatt-hours, to go to the moon, "whereas it costs about a billion dollars the way we've done it."

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From the Industry

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Seon Jong Chung, President of the Korea Society of Space Technology, speaks about academic programs in satellite technology in Korea.

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Yasunori Matogawa, President of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

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