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Project Title: NASA's Strategic Direction

PIN: DEPS-DEPS-11-06         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:

Moloney, Michael

Subject/Focus Area:
Space and Aeronautics

NASA's Strategic Direction
July 26, 2012 - July 27, 2012
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: Linda Walker
Phone: 202-334-1311


Committee on NASA’s Strategic Direction

July 26-27, 2012
Keck Center Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Thursday, July 26, 2012 (Room 100)


8:00 am Room Opens (breakfast available in meeting room)

9:00 am Meeting Convenes: Opening Remarks and Committee
Chair, Albert Carnesale and Vice-chair, Ron Sega

9:30 am Perspectives from NASA
Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA HEO Associate Administrator

10:15 am Perspectives from NASA
John Grunsfeld, NASA SMD Associate Administrator

11:00 am Break

11:15 am Perspectives from Industry Panel
Jim Maser, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (representing
Michael Lopez-Alegria, Commercial Spaceflight
Frank Slazer, Aerospace Industries Association

12:15 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Perspectives of a Former Administrator
Michael Griffin

2:00 pm Perspectives of a Former Administrator
Bob Frosch

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Perspectives of NASA Labor
Lee Stone, Labor Management Forum and NASA Council of
International Federation of Professional and Technical

3:45 pm TBD

4:15 pm TBD

6:30 pm Committee Working Dinner, location TBD

8:00 pm Meeting adjourns

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.

Last updated: July 23, 2012.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Albert Carnesale
Ann Karagozian
Michael Turner
Marcia Smith
Ron Sega
Jacques Blamont
Mark Lewis
John Brock
Robert Crippen
Mark Abbott
Joe Hezir

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Planning for the next meeting. Preparation of the report. Discussions at this meeting.

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 30, 2012