What is SpaceJams?
SpaceJams is our weekly Policy "meeting". It is meant to be an informal get-together (with food!) for anyone in SSI that is interested in gaining a broader perspective on the space industry and learning about a particular topic or recent space news. We want this to be a welcoming and interactive space (pun intended) where anyone can jump in with questions, ideas, or insights.
The overall structure is loosely as follows:
- Each week, a member (or a couple of members) will be Discussion Leads, bringing in a topic or article(s) of interest and any relevant historical contexts that they feel the group would benefit from.
- The Discussion Leads spend ~ 10 minutes sharing and summarizing the article or topic of choice, presenting any conflicting opinions, strategies, or current difficulties that makes this a relevant and intriguing topic.
- Discussion Leads prepare a series of questions to pose to the group for discussion and any possible proposals or areas for further research. More often than not, there won't be a simple resolution to a topic -- and that's fine! The goal here isn't to solve the problems facing the aerospace industry, but rather to gain a better understanding of what's happening. Where we can, we may try to hypothesize what possible futures may look like.
Discussion Lead Schedule (Fall 2017)
Week 3 (Sun 10/8): Rebecca & ?