Last week at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colonel Kevin Kick, Dr. Nicole Drumhiller and Dr. Michelle Watts were on a mission to gather feedback on what leaders in academia, industry and the military want to see in education.
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proposed a new Cold War initiative designed to protect the United States from a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. The anti-ballistic missile system was called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), but it quickly gained the nickname “Star Wars” after the popular science-fiction films.
The Cold War was a globe-spanning war of ideas and ideals between the United States and the Soviet Union. Consisting of conflicts on the Korean Peninsula, Southeast Asia and wide-ranging spy operations, perhaps its most dramatic battlefield was set against the backdrop of space.