Colucci speaking across the country on ‘new space’
The expanding interests of space strategy, national security and great-power conflict in space have been addressed across the country by Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government.
Because of articles he has written on the topics, he addressed both the Space Futures Workshop at USAF-Space Command, now United States Space Command, and later Space Command Headquarters in spring 2019. This fall, he presented at two private-sector space entrepreneur conferences in California and Texas, once again at Space Command, and once at the National Security Space Institute.
In these presentations, Colucci discussed a comprehensive space policy that addresses issues such as discovery and exploration. “There is a need for a bridge between ‘new space’ entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, the United States military and our allies,” Colucci says.
“We are on the cusp of an economic revolution that will dwarf the industrial and information revolution combined. There is, therefore, a need for a new space service, whether it is called Space Force, Space Corps or Space Guard, that has a clear and distinct mission and budget.”
Colucci plans to continue speaking and writing about these issues and has a book contract with a publisher that involves all of these topics.
Zoe Hazel ’22