July 17, 2017: Scott Pace was appointed as a Member of the National Space Council on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Pace, of Virginia, has worked in science, space and technology during his career. He is currently the director of the Space Policy Institute and an international affairs professor at George Washington University. Pace is also the Vice Chairman of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES). Pace previously worked at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); the White House Office of Science and Technology; and the RAND Corporation’s Science and Technology Policy Institute. Pace received his master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics and technology and policy in 1982 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he received his doctorate in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School in 1989. NOAA is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and NASA is an independent federal government agency.