FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2017
COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION STATEMENT ON SCOTT PACE AS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL SPACE COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) is pleased to note yesterday’s announcement by the White House that President Trump intends to appoint Dr. Scott Pace to be Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. Pace’s expertise in space policy spans human spaceflight, science, technology, security, spectrum, space commerce, and international relations.
“Dr. Pace’s unique combination of experience in government, the private sector and academia, and his internationally-recognized expertise in space policy, make him an exemplary selection for Executive Secretary of the National Space Council,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, upon hearing of the appointment. “Scott has long been a supporter of NASA’s deep space human exploration, science, and technology programs and of space commerce, and is a recognized leader supporting U.S. geopolitical interests in space. He will bring a trusted perspective to the Council, ably supporting the Administration’s goals of a streamlined and strategic approach to U.S. assets and interests.”
About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of more than 70 space industry businesses and advocacy groups focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration and space science with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a long-term, sustainable, strategic direction for our nation’s space program.
Lauren Quesada – Griffin Communications Group