Space Exploration

Space exploration is both an international and a commercial effort; several countries, companies, and multinational organizations operate hundreds of Earth observation and information exchange platforms near and beyond Earth's orbital plane. RAND research assists policymakers in planning the most efficient and cost-effective strategy for advancing space exploration and cooperation for both military and commercial benefits.

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    Michelle Grisé

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in history, Yale University; J.D. in law, University of Michigan; B.A. in history, University of Chicago

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    Moon Kim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.A. in international science and technology policy, George Washington University; B.S. in finance and economics, University of Maryland, College Park

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    Jake McKeon

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.B.A/M.S. in finance, Indiana University; B.S. in economics, United States Air Force Academy

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    Chad J. R. Ohlandt

    Senior Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and scientific computing, University of Michigan; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Pennsylvania State University; S.B. in astronautical engineering, M.I.T.

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    Jan Osburg

    Senior Engineer; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, University of Stuttgart; M.S. in aerospace engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology