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IDEA Task Force

The Center for Air and Space Law Task Force on Inclusion, Equity and Diversity in Aerospace was created to address the root cause of the lack of diversity in the aerospace industry.  Our mission is to build social and cultural equity in the aerospace industrial base to assure equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of aviation, space exploration and scientific discovery.


Space is for everyone, yet not everyone is involved or afforded a clear path to be a part of space. The murder of George Floyd put a spotlight on myriad problems related to equity, diversity and inclusion in the United States. Thus far, much of the aerospace industry’s response to its acknowledged lack of diversity has focused on increasing minority participation. This is an admirable response, but not a solution.


The Task Force is hosting a series of panels intended to amplify diverse voices in space.  The first panel, Neurodivergent  & Disabled Folk in Aerospace was held on April 29, 2022.  You can access the recording here. The Women in Aerospace panel will be held on May 13.  Follow our social media platforms for more information!


On February 3, 2021, the Center was honored to co-host the Aerospace Diversity Policy and Research Forum with the United States Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency, the National Space Society and Caelus Partners. During this event, several dozen leading members of the aerospace industry came together to identify pressing issues facing the industry and derive potential solutions.


The forum resulted in over five hours’ worth of intriguing conversation. Download a copy of the preliminary report here.


For more information, or if you would like to contribute to the Task Force, please email