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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
October 21, 2013 - October 23, 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


PLEASE: Check regularly for updates.

Monday, October 21, 20013
Conference Room 100
WebEx Access:
Call-in toll-free number: 1-(866) 668-0721
Conference Code: 448 560 9647

10:00 – 11:00 am
HSF Challenges and Promise, Charles Bolden, NASA
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Lunar Pathways, Benefits and Trade-offs, Mike Duke,
Colorado School of Mines (retired)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Space Exploration as Insurance against Existential Risk, David Grinspoon, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Status on HSF Plans and Challenges, Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA
3:00 – 3:15 pm


Wednesday, October 23, 20013
Conference Room 201 - Note: The seating capacity in this room is limited. Due to the level of interest, an overflow room (Conference Room 206) will be available. We will also provide access to WebEx for those who want to join remotely.

Note: This session will also be presented via WebEx, however there will be a limit of 150 participants at a given time. Please plan to join the webinar early as space is not guaranteed. Once the webinar reaches capacity access is locked.

WebEx Access:
Call-in toll-free number: 1 (866) 668-0721
Conference Code: 448 560 9647

9:00 – 10:00 am
Delusions of Space Enthusiasts, Neil deGrasse Tyson,
Hayden Planetarium

CLOSED SESSION after presentation

Last updated 10-22-13 at 1:40 pm Eastern.

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. Please be aware that by entering the area, you consent to your voice being recorded for use by the NRC for the purpose of note taking. If you do not wish to be subject to being recorded, please do not enter the area.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Bernie Burke
Mitch Daniels
Mary Lynne Dittmar
Pascale Ehrenfreund
James Jackson
Frank Klotz
Jonathan Lunine
Frank Martin
David Mowery
Bryan O’Connor
Helen Quinn
Asif Siddiqi
John Sommerer
Roger Tourangeau
Ariel Waldman
Cliff Zukin

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
*Report Outline
*Homework Assignments
*Next Meeting

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: October 23, 2013