Other Reports of Interest
The following are links to reports, articles, briefings and speeches from Government agencies, organizations and individuals that may be of interest. See also our lists of GAO reports, NRC reports, and our Top Picks Reading List of books, all on our left menu.
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation: 2016. February 2016.
NASA. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel: Annual Report for 2015. January 13, 2016.
NASA. Aeronautics and Space Report of the President: Fiscal Year 2014 Activities [May 2015]. Note: Appendix D-1A/ D-1B contains two tables showing space funding in each relevant Federal Government agency since NASA was created. The budget numbers for the Department of Defense (DOD) drop suddenly in FY2013 because the officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget who create those tables excluded intelligence satellites, whereas they are included in prior year totals. That is explained in footnote 3 to the subsequent table in Appendix D-2.
DOD. Military and Security Developments in China, 2015. (Also known as the "Chinese Military Power" report). May 8, 2015.
NASA. Aeronautics and Space Report of the President: Fiscal Year 2013 Activities. [April 2015] Note: Appendix D-1A/ D-1B contains two tables showing space funding in each relevant Federal Government agency since NASA was created. The budget numbers for the Department of Defense (DOD) drop suddenly in FY2013 because the officials at the White House Office of Management and Budget who create those tables excluded intelligence satellites, whereas they are included in prior year totals. That is explained in footnote 3 to the next table in Appendix D-2.
NASA. Aeronautics and Space Report of the President: Fiscal Year 2012 Activities. [circa February 2015]
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) Annual Report for 2014. NASA, ASAP, January 28, 2015. (SpacePolicyOnline.com published a summary of the report on January 28, 2015)
NASA. Aeronautics and Space Report of the President: Fiscal Year 2011 Activities. [September 2014.]
Roger Launius. Historical Analogs for the Stimulation of Space Commerce. Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 54. NASA, Washington, DC.
Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2014 (annual "Chinese Military Power" report). Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, June 2014.
Draft International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. (fourth revision) European Union. 31 March 2014
NASA. Spinoff 2013. April 2013.
NASA. Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel annual Report for 2013. NASA, ASAP, January 2014.
Draft International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities (third revision). European Union. 16 September 2013.
Global Exploration Roadmap. International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG, including NASA and other international governmental space agencies). August 2013. (Update)
NASA Office of Inspector General. Audit Report. NASA's Management of the Commercial Crew Program. Report No. IG-14-001 (Assignment No. A--12-024-01) [Excellent history of the commercial crew program]
NASA Office of Inspector General. Audit Report. Commercial Cargo: NASA's Management of Commercial Orbital Transportation Services and ISS Commercial Resupply Contracts. Report No. IG-13-016 (Assignment No. A-12-024-00). June 13, 2013. [In addition to providing its audit finding that NASA should restructure its payment schedule to Orbital Sciences Corp., the 46 page report provides an excellent history of the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) and Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) program.)
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) annual report for 2012. NASA, ASAP, January 2013.
Departments of Defense and State. Risk Assessment of United States Space Export Control Policy. Report to Congress. Section 1248 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84). (The "sec. 1248 report") Released April 18, 2012.
White House Fact Sheet on the Sec. 1248 report, April 18, 2012.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) annual report for 2011, NASA, ASAP, January 2012.
Hearing Charter for House Science, Space and Technology Committee Hearing on James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) tracing the evolution of the program's cost estimate from $500 million to $8.8 billion.December 6, 2011.UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Report on the United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop on Space for Human and Environmental Security, co-sponsored by the European Space Agency, Secure World Foundation and the Developing Countries Support Programme of the International Astronautical Congress 2011 (Cape Town, South Africa).
UN-SPIDER Report on Crowdsourcing Mapping, based on two meetings organized by UN-SPIDER (United Nations Platform for Space-Based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response), the Secure World Foundation and the Government of Austria, December 2011,
Lyn Wigbels, Using Earth Observation Data to Improve Health in the United States: Accomplishments and Future Challenges. Center for Strategic and International Studies, September 2011.
Global Exploration Roadmap. International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG, icluding NASA and other international governmental space agencies). September 2011. (First version, stemming from 2007 Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination.)
Mark Uhran, NASA Assistant Associate Administrator for International Space Station (ISS), remarks to the Space Transportation Association, June 15, 2011, on ISS as the backbone of a new space economy in low Earth orbit.
Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel 2010 Report. NASA, ASAP, January 2011.
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Independent Comprehensive Review Panel (ICRP) (the Casani report), October 2010.
President Barack Obama. National Security Strategy. May 2010. Download from White House website.
Report of the Human Spaceflight Plans Committee (the 2009 Augustine Committee). Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation. Available on the website of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). View PDF.
Future of Human Spaceflight. White Paper by MIT's Space, Policy and Society Working Group. December 2008. http://web.mit.edu/mitsps/
The congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1972-1995) published many reports about the space program that are still relevant today. Princeton University hosts an online archive of the complete library of OTA reports.
A Journey to Inspire, Innovate and Discover: Report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Exploration Policy (the "Aldridge Report"). June 2004. Chaired by E.C. "Pete" Aldridge, Jr.
Report of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, which investigated the 2003 space shuttle Columbia tragedy (the CAIB report). August 26, 2003. Chaired by Adm. Harold Gehman (Ret.)
Anyone, Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Final Report of the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry (the "Walker report"). November 2002. Chaired by the Honorable Robert S. Walker.
Report of the Commission to Assess U.S. National Security Space Management and Organization (the Rumsfeld "Space Commission" Report). January 2001. Chaired by Mr. Donald Rumsfeld. [Mr. Rumsfeld previously chaired a commission on ballistic missile defense that is sometimes confused with this one since both often are referred to as the "Rumsfeld Commission." The BMD report is also available on the Internet.)
Report of the Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program (the "Augustine Committee" report). December 1990. Chaired by Mr. Norman Augustine.
Leadership and America's Future in Space: a Report to the Administrator by Dr. Sally K. Ride (the Sally Ride report). August 1987.
Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident (the "Rogers Commission report"). June 6, 1986. Chaired by William P. Rogers.
Pioneering the Space Frontier: An Exciting Vision of Our Next Fifty Years in Space. Report of the U.S. National Commission on Space (the "Paine report" ). May 1986. Chaired by Dr. Thomas O. Paine.
The Post-Apollo Space Program: Directions for the Future. (The "Space Task Group report"). September 1969. Chaired by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew.