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NRC Human Spaceflight Committee Wants YOUR Input by July 9

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 03-Jun-2013
Updated: 03-Jun-2013 11:09 PM

The National Research Council's (NRC's) Committee on Human Spaceflight is soliciting input from interested individuals and groups on their ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision of the future.

The committee was created in response to language in the FY2010 NASA authorization act and is co-chaired by Cornell space scientist Jonathan Lunine and former Indiana Governor and current President of Purdue University Mitch Daniels.  The committee's website asks respondents to consider the "following broad questions" when formulating their input:

  • What are the important benefits provided to the United States and other countries by human spaceflight endeavors?
  • What are the greatest challenges to sustaining a U.S. government program in human spaceflight? 
  • What are the ramifications and what would the nation and world lose if the United States terminated NASA's human spacefliht program?

Responses should be no more than four pages long and are due by July 9, 2013.  Other guidelines are explained on the committee's website.


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