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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 2
March 27, 2013 - March 28, 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


9:00 am: NASA Review of Long-Term Technical Challenges for Human Spaceflight
• Overview
• Crew Health, Medical, and Safety
• Habitation Systems and Destination Systems, especially ECLSS and Space Radiation
• In Space Propulsion and Space Power
• Robotics and Autonomous Systems
• Entry, Descent and Landing
• Deep Space EVA

Noon: Lunch

1:00 pm NASA Review of Long-Term Technical Challenges for Human Spaceflight (continued from above)

3:00 pm: Break

3:15 pm: Panel Discussion with NASA Presenters

4:00 pm: Future of Commercial Human Spaceflight, Alan Stern, Golden Spike Company

5:00 pm: The Google Lunar X Prize, Alex Hall, X Prize Foundation

5:30 pm: Adjourn for the day


9:00 am: Bigelow Aerospace and a Private Sector Perspective on Space Exploration/Development, Mike Gold, Bigelow Aerospace

10:00 am: Break

10:15 am: Asteroid Retrieval and Future Capabilities of Robotic Spacecraft, Keck Institute for Space Studies: Paul Dimotakis, Caltech and Louis Friedman, The Planetary Society

11:15 am: Asteroid Retrieval, Chris Lewicki, Planetary Resources, Inc.

Noon: End of Open Session

*Note: If the speaker invited to the 8:30 a.m. session does not accept, the Open Session may not start until 9:00a.m.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
John Sommerer
Douglas Stetson
Douglas Allen
Raymond Arvidson
Richard Atkinson
Robert Braun
via telecon
David Crow
Ravi Deo
Mary Lynne Dittmar
Robert Dickman
Frank Martin
via telecon
Bryan O'Connor
John Rogacki
Linda Williams

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*Discussion of meeting goals
*Writing assignments
*Discussion of panel plans and 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: March 28, 2013