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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
August 30, 2011 - September 1, 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, Room 1024-1025
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
August 30 – Sept. 1, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, Room 1024
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. Overview of Ames visit, Ohio briefing Chair and committee members

9:30 a.m. Perspectives on the value of flight research (Telecon) Ken Szalai, NASA (ret.)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. TBD*

11:30 a.m. Perspectives on flight research (Telecon) Dennis O’Donoghue
Boeing Test and Evaluation

12:00 noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Perspectives on the value of flight research (Telecon) Victor Lebacqz (NASA, ret.)

2:15 p.m. UAS and flight research John Langford, Aurora Flight Sciences

3:15 p.m. Break

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

6:30 p.m. Committee Working Dinner to discuss the day’s activities
@ Acadiana 901 New York Ave NW, Washington DC 20001

8:30 p.m. Adjourn

*Sessions marked TBD may be used for committee discussion and may be closed to the public.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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

10:30 am Break

12:00 noon Lunch

3:15 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

Thursday, September 1, 2011
7:30 a.m. Room Opens
(Breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. TBD TBD

10:30 a.m. Break

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.

Updated: August 29, 2011, 12:24 PM.

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:
Plans for completing the final report. Schedule.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 12, 2011