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Project Title: An Assessment of NASA's Aeronautics Flight Research Activities

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-10-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Space and Aeronautics

An Assessment of NASA's Aeronautics Flight Research Activities
June 13, 2011 - June 15, 2011
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Dwayne Day
Phone: 202-334-3011


Committee to Assess
NASA’s Aeronautics Flight Research Capabilities
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
National Research Council
Keck Building, Rooms 101 (and 204 on Wednesday)
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
June 13-15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011, Room 101
7:30 a.m. Room Opens
(Breakfast available in meeting room)

8:00 a.m. Welcome and Meeting Overview Chair and Study Director

8:30 a.m. NASA Environmentally Responsible Aircraft Mark Mangelsdorf, Chief Engineer
Tony Washburn, ERA Project Chief Technologist

9:30 a.m. NASA Supersonics Peter Coen, Project Manager
Lou Povinelli, Project Scientist

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. NASA Hypersonics Jim Pittman, Project Manager
Ken Rock, Project Scientist

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. Canada’s Aeronautics Flight Test Program Stewart Baillie, NRCC

2:00 p.m. TBD* TBD

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. NASA Flight Research at Glenn Marla Perez-Davis and/or Dr. Jih-Fen Lei
NASA Glenn

4:15 p.m. TBD TBD

5:30 p.m. Activities Suspended to Reconvene at Working Dinner

6:30 p.m. Committee Working Dinner to discuss the day’s activities at The Jockey Club

8:30 p.m. Adjourn
*Sessions marked TBD may be used for committee discussion and may be closed to the public.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011, Room 101

7:30 a.m. Room Opens
(Breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. German aerospace research Oliver Brieger, DLR

9:30 a.m. ASEB Perspective on Study (Telecon) Ray Colladay, ASEB Chair*

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. NASA Flight Research at Langley Research Center Vicki Crisp, Director,
NASA Langley Aeronautics Research Directorate
Howard Lewis, NASA Langley

12:00 p.m. Committee Discussion/Lunch Committee

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

*Committee may go into closed session for this telecon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011, Room 204

7:30 a.m. Room Opens
(Breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes Committee

12:00 p.m. Adjourn
(Boxed lunch available in meeting room)

The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Preliminary schedule, updated June 8, 4:48 pm Eastern.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Wes Harris
Mark Anderson
Neil Armstrong
Ed Burnett
Inderjit Chopra
Rich Christiansen
Robbie Cowart
John Hayhurst
Ron Probstein
Rogers Smith
John Tylko
Randy Voland
Deb Whitis

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Outline of the report. Key issues. Future speakers and site visits. Time and place of next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
None.No outside materials were distributed.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 17, 2011