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Project Title: Human Spaceflight: Technical Panel

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-12-05         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
DEPS Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board
DEPS Space Studies Board
Committee on National Statistics

Graham, Sandra

Subject/Focus Area:
Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Human Spaceflight: Technical Feasibility Panel Meeting #1
February 4, 2013 - February 5, 2013
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: Dionna Williams
Phone: 202-334-2447
Fax: 202-334-2482


AGENDA (subject to change)

Monday, February 4
10:00 a.m. Human Exploration Program Overview
• Current Activities, Structure, Goals, and Roles of NASA, Industry, and International Partners
• Long-Term Goals (e.g., Mars surface mission)
Greg Williams, Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Plans, HEOMD, NASA

11:00 a.m. Exploration Systems Development (Orion, Space Launch System, and Ground Systems)
• Current plans
• What are the major programmatic and technological challenges with the existing plan for the Exploration Systems Development program?
Dan Dumbacher, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development

Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. Focus Session on Commercial Crew
• Is there a sustainable path for commercial crew transportation to low-Earth orbit beyond the decommissioning of the International Space
in terms of future needs for transportation to low-Earth orbit or beyond) low-Earth orbit?
• To what ends does suborbital commercial human spaceflight lead?
Phil McAlister, Director, NASA Commercial Spaceflight Development Division
Garrett Reisman, SpaceX
George Sowers, ULA,
Christopher Ferguson*,Boeing
Michael Lopez-Alegria, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Jeff Greason*, XCOR

4:00 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. Stepping Stone Approach to Space Exploration
• Description of the approach and how it would overcome technical challenges of an eventual piloted mission to the surface of Mars.
Michael Hawes and Josh Hopkins, Lockheed Martin

5:15 p.m. Adjourn—Open Portion of the Meeting Ends

* Participating via WebEx/Telecon

Tuesday, February 5
Meeting closed in its entirety

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
John C. Sommerer
Douglas M. Allen
Raymond E. Arvidson (via telecon)
Richard C. Atkinson
Robert D. Braun
Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Robert S. Dickman
Joseph W. Hamaker (via telecon)
Frank Klotz
Dava J. Newman
Bryan O'Connor
John “Row” Rogacki
Guillermo Trotti

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*The committee discussed their Statement of Task.
*Plans, goals and potential speakers for future meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No outside materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 5, 2013