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Briefing Date:10/05/2006
Topic:A Review of NASA's 2006 Draft Science Plan: Letter Report

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Space Studies Board
Committee on Review of NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Plan

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Congressional Briefing
Thursday, October 5, 2006
2320 Rayburn House Office Bldg. – 1:00 p.m.

on

A Review of NASA's 2006 Draft Science Plan: Letter Report

by

A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin (retired) and Chair, Committee on Review of NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Plan, Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council, The National Academies

This letter report assesses NASA's draft plan for planetary exploration, solar and space physics, astrobiology, earth sciences, and astronomy and astrophysics. The report examines whether the plan is scientifically balanced, serves stakeholders in the scientific community, and follows recommendations from recent Research Council reports.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 25, 2006 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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