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Project Title: Review of Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Smith, David

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

Review of Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes, Meeting 2
May 23, 2017 - May 25, 2017
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: Andrea Rebholz
Phone: 202-334-2857



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

10:00 a.m. Commercial Spaceflight and Planetary Protection
Kelvin Coleman
Chief of Staff
Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration

11:00 a.m. Office of the Chief Scientist’s Role in Planetary Protection
Gale Allen
Chief Scientist (Acting)
NASA Headquarters

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch, Discussion Continues

1:00 p.m. Planetary Protection: Perspective from the Hill
Tom Hammond
Staff Director (majority)
Subcommittee on Space
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

2:00 p.m. Day-to-day Operations of the Planetary Protection Office: Past, Present, and Future
Catharine Conley
Planetary Protection Officer
NASA Headquarters

3:00 p.m. Break; adjourn to closed session


6:00 p.m. Working dinner to discuss presentations
La Tasca, 722 7th St NW, wASHINGTON, dc

8:00 p.m. Adjourn for the day

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

8:00 a.m. Meeting room opens, working breakfast available in the meeting room

9:00 a.m. Planetary Protection and Human Exploration
Rick Davis
Assistant Director for Science & Exploration, SMD
NASA Headquarters

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Planetary Protection: The Viking Experience (Webex)
Tom Young
Lockheed Martin (Retired)

11:15 a.m. Planetary Protection Policy as an Aspect of Mission Safety and Assurance
Mark Saunders
NASA, Retired

12:15 p.m. Working Lunch, Discussion Continues

1:15 p.m. COSPAR Planetary Protection Process: A Personal Perspective
Perry Stabekis
SETI Institute (Retired)

2:00 p.m. Planetary Protection: A Commercial Perspective
Ryan Noble
Chair, Regulatory Committee
Commercial Spaceflight Federation

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Planetary Protection Policy: Perspective from the Hill
Pamela Whitney (TBC)
Senior Professional Staff (minority)
Subcommittee on Space
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

4:15 p.m. Break, adjourn to closed session

Thursday, May 25, 2017
CLOSED SESSION in its entirety

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
J. Gabrynowicz
P. Stabekis
G.S. Hubbard
M. Saunders
K. Olden
E. Levy
G. Ruvkun
D. Fidler
F. Raulin
N. Noonan
B. Simons
J. Alexander

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of the interim report, presentations heard at this meeting, and plans for the committee's next meeting. The committee also worked on a draft outline for its final report

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: November 14, 2017