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NRC Fills Out Committee Slate for Human Spaceflight Study

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 02-Nov-2012
Updated: 02-Nov-2012 09:44 PM

The National Research Council (NRC) has released the slate of committee members for its congressionally-requested study on the future of the human spaceflight program.   The co-chairs of the study, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and Cornell space scientist Jonathan Lunine, were announced earlier.

Joining Perry and Lunine are the following committee members:

  • Dr. Bernard Burke, MIT
  • Gen. (Ret.) James "Hoss" Cartwright, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, Dittmar Associates, Inc.
  • Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, George Washington University
  • Dr. James Jackson, University of Michigan
  • Mr. Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center
  • Dr. Frankin Martin, Martin Consulting Inc.
  • Dr. David C. Mowery, University of California, Berkeley
  • Mr. Bryan O'Connor, independent consultant  
  • Dr. Stanley Presser, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Dr. Helen R. Quinn, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Dr. Asif A. Siddiqi, Fordham University
  • Dr. John C. Sommerer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
  • Dr. Roger Tourangeau, Westat, Inc.
  • Ms. Ariel Waldmanm, Spacehack Org.

Biographies are on the NRC's website, which also states that the first meeting of the committee will be on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC.


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