June 6, 2007
Prepublication of the NAS/NRC Final Report on Science Context for Exploration of the Moon Preliminary Report of the workshop on Astrophysics Enabled by The Return to the Moon STScI to Host Workshop: Astrophysics Enabled by the Return to the Moon AAU Sends Letter on FY07 NASA Budget Priorities Letter from William Smith to Senator Kay Hutchinson Comments delivered by Richard Malow
at the AIAA "Space 2005 Conference & Exposition"
The report from the NRC Space Sciences Board entitled "Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program
", was issued in 2003 November in response to the Columbia accident. It is a summary of workshop proceedings that explored the broad question, "What should be the principal purposes, goals, and priorities of the U.S. civil space program?" Emphasis in the report ended up being weighted towards the human spaceflight program rather than to the space and Earth science program. Report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
, June 2004, chaired by E.C. Aldridge, Jr. Other members included Laurie Leshin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Maria Zuber. Report from the Space Studies Board of the NRC
regarding the role of science in the context of NASA's new vision for space exploration. It was prepared by the ad hoc Committee on the Scientific Context for Space Exploration.
An unedited, prepublication copy of the report from the Panel on Review of NASA Science Strategy Roadmaps
. This panel was assembled by the Space Studies Board of the NRC for the express purpose of reviewing and commenting on those NASA roadmaps which are currently available. In particular the report examines the linkage between the advice that the SSB has given NASA in the recent past and the proposed implementation of the nation's space and Earth science program as laid out in the roadmaps.
On May 4, AURA presented testimony
to the President's commission on Moon, Mars, and Beyond. This tesimony inlcuded the views contributed by AURA member representatives in response to a request earlier this year
. AAS statement
on the central role of science in any successful implementation of the Vision for Space Exploration. Letter from William Smith to Congressman Sherwood Boehlert Report from the American Physical Society Panel on Public Affairs
(PDF, 140KB) NASA Level 0 Exploration Requirements and Level 1 Objectives
(PDF, 76KB) NASA's Vision for Space Exploration Website