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Project Title: Human Spaceflight

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-12-01         

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

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

Graham, Sandra

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

Human Spaceflight
April 22, 2013 - April 24, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C St. NW
Washington D.C.

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




10:30 – 10:35 am Welcome and Introductions
Jonathan Lunine, Co-Chair
Mitchell Daniels, Co-Chair

10:35 am – 12:00 pm Prospects and Plans Beyond LEO
William Gerstenmaier, NASA

12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 pm Perspectives on Human and Robotic Spaceflight
Steve Squyres, Cornell University

2:00 – 3:15 pm Human Space Exploration in Earth Orbit
Julie Robinson and Michael Suffredini, NASA

3:15 – 3:30 pm Break

3:30 – 4:00 pm Human Spaceflight Role in Security and
International Relations
Scott Pace, George Washington University (via

4:00 – 4:30 pm Commercial Human Spaceflight
George Nield, FAA

4:30 – 5:00 pm Presidential Priorities for Human Spaceflight
John Olson, OSTP

5:00 – 5:30 pm Discussion

5:30 pm Adjourn for the day


Breakfast (Available beginning at 8:30 am)

9:00 – 9:45 am Perspectives on the Future of Human Spaceflight Alexey Krasnov, Roscosmos (via video)

9:45 – 9:55 am Break

9:55 – 10:40 am Perspectives on the Future of Human Spaceflight Thomas Reiter, ESA (via video)

10:40 – 11:25 am Future Robotics and Humans partnerships in Earth
Orbit,J eff Hoffman, MIT

11:25 – 12:00 pm Discussion

12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch


Location: 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Conference Room 125, Washington, DC 20418. Please enter through the Constitution Street entrance.

Security/ID required: Meeting attendees entering the building will need to show a photo ID to the Security Guard, who will check the ID against the attendee list.

Parking: Limited parking is available for meeting participants in the visitors parking area of the NAS building (entrance to parking is off of 21st Street). The overflow is directed to public parking garages. The public parking facilities closest to the NAS Building are Colonial Parking (20th Street, NW, between E and F Streets) and Columbia Plaza (23rd and Virginia Avenue, NW).

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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.

This meeting will be recorded by the NRC. The recording will be used for internal note-taking purposes ONLY.

This is a draft and subject to change.
Last updated 04-08-13 at 3:52 pm Eastern.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Jonathan Lunine
Mitchell Daniels
Bernard F. Burke
Mary Lynne Dittmar
Pascale Ehrenfreund
James S. Jackson
Frank Klotz
Franklin D. Martin
David C. Mowery
Bryan D. O’Connor
Stanley Presser
Helen R. Quinn
Asif A. Siddiqi
John C. Sommerer
Roger Tourangeau
Ariel Waldman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*Panel updates
*Discussion and planning of future meetings and possible speakers
*Assignments and tasks

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
There were no outside written materials made available during the closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: April 26, 2013