Peter A. Garretson

International Affairs Fellow in India

Peter A. Garretson currently serves as the chief, future science and technology exploration, for the U.S. Air Force. He has studied advanced space and energy concepts for the U.S. Department of Defense and was one of the principle authors of the NSSO report on space-based solar power. Mr. Garretson earned a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MA from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Mr. Garretson began his fellowship in January 2009 at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, researching on space and energy cooperation between the United States and India.

Related Links:

"Asteroid attack: Putting Earth's defences to the test" (mention, NewScientist, September 23, 2009)

"Space Solar Alliance for Future Energy: The Biggest Idea in Space and Energy" (presentation, Pugwash Monthly Lecture Series; July 2009)

"'Space-based solar power could solve energy crisis" (interview, Times of India; July 10, 2009)

"Watch Your Mouth! Think Before You Write!" (paper for USAF Air University Wright Flyer series; in press)

"Results of Multi-Agency Deflection and Disaster Exercise" (paper for the first IAA Planetary Defense Conference; April 27-30, 2009; Granada, Spain)