John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

News and information from the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

Dr. Dodge has been busy!

Dr. Michael Dodge was in Washington D.C. to attend the American Bar Association’s Space Law Symposium held on June 7, 2018. Dr. Dodge was a moderator on a panel of experts explaining their views on recent and future developments with respect to missions to the Moon, both private and governmental.

Dr. Michael Dodge has been interviewed and quoted in two more news articles. In late May he was interviewed by a Newsweek reporter for a Tech & Science article, “Should we colonize space? Some people argue we need to decolonize it instead.” He was quoted about the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. (

In June Dr. Dodge was interviewed by a National Geographic writer for the article, “Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.” Former professor (and one of the original SPST faculty members) Joanne Gabrynowicz was also quoted. (

Dr. Michael Dodge was interviewed by SpSt M.S. Alum (’12) and current Aerospace Science Ph.D. candidate Elizabeth Howell for her recently published online article, “The Space Station Is Shifting to Commercial Crew Vehicles. Where Does That Leave Russia? at  In June Howell was part of a group of journalists who traveled to Kazakhstan for the Expedition 56 crew launch to the International Space Station (ISS).  Back in Moscow at TsUP (Russian Mission Control), the journalists were able to talk about the mission with officials representing NASA, Europe, and Roscosmos (the Russian space agency). Howell interviewed Dr. Dodge about the future options for the Russian space program for her article based on that meeting.