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Project Title: Extraterrestrial Sample Analysis Facilities

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-13         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Space Studies Board DEPS

Sheffer, Abigail

Subject/Focus Area:
Space and Aeronautics

Extraterrestrial Sample Analysis Facilities
January 22, 2018 - January 24, 2018
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058

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: Abigail Sheffer
Phone: (202) 334-3863


Draft agenda: OPEN and CLOSED sessions subject to change
Updated January 18, 2018

22 JANUARY, 2018

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Committee-only discussion
10:00 AM Break

Remote Access Information
Toll-free dial: +1 (877) 853-5257, +1 (855) 880-1246
Meeting ID: 434 639 240

10:30 AM Panel Discussion: The Curation and Analysis of Challenging Materials, Part I
                  Murthy Gudipati, NASA JPL
                  Christopher Herd, University of Alberta, via Zoom
                  Perry Gerakines, NASA Goddard, via Zoom
                  Philip Rumford, Texas A&M

12:30 PM Working lunch available

01:30 PM Panel Discussion: Laboratory Management and Viability, Part I
                  Jason Dworkin, NASA Goddard
                  Noriko Kita, University of Wisconsin, via Zoom
                  Rhonda Stroud, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

03:00 PM Break

03:30 PM Panel Discussion, Laboratory Management and Viability, Part II
                  Edward Young, University of California, Los Angeles
                  Alan Brandon, University of Houston
                  Rita Parai, University of Washington, St. Louis
                  Steve Sutton, University of Chicago, via Zoom

05:00 PM General Discussion
                  Committee & Guests

05:30 PM Meeting moves to alternate location for working dinner

08:00 PM Meeting adjourns for the day

23 JANUARY, 2018

Remote Access Information
Toll-free dial: +1 (877) 853-5257, +1 (855) 880-1246
Meeting ID: 322 546 995

Working breakfast available in the meeting room

08:30 AM Meeting convenes with general discussion
                  Committee & Guests

09:00 AM Panel Discussion: Technological Development & Innovation in Techniques
                  Andrew Davis, University of Chicago
                  Rich Walker, University of Maryland, via Zoom
                  Edward Young, University of California Los Angeles
                  Kevin McKeegan, University of California, Los Angeles, via Zoom
                  Rhonda Stroud, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

                  Steve Squyres
                  Cornell University
                  Working lunch available during talk

12:20 PM Depart to Johnson Space Center

1:00 PM Committee Tour of Johnson Space Center Curation & Analysis Facilities

Meeting adjourns for the day following tours.

24 JANUARY, 2018

Remote Access Information
Toll-free dial: +1 (877) 853-5257, +1 (855) 880-1246
Meeting ID: 410 677 112

Working breakfast available in the meeting room.

09:00 AM Panel Discussion: The Curation and Analysis of Challenging Materials, Part II
                  Michael Zolensky, NASA JSC
                  Conel Alexander, Carnegie Institution, via Zoom
                  John Rummel, SETI Institute, via Zoom
                  Dionysis Foustoukos, Carnegie Institution
                  Matt Schrenk, Michigan State University
                  Jan Amend, University of Southern California, via Zoom

10:30 AM Break


11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM Meeting adjourns


Note to Observers: This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its activities. The committee will examine the information and material obtained during open sessions 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. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on discussions during this meeting 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 committee’s activities.

Note to Presenters: If your presentation contains unpublished data, ITAR controlled and/or other sensitive information, please be aware that the open sessions at the meeting will be webcast and presentation materials given to the committee may be posted on a publicly accessible website. Please edit your presentations accordingly.

Working Dinner: All meeting participants can attend. The Academies will only pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the Academies cannot pay for civil servants. The cost of the dinner is $50.00. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred.

Johnson Space Center tour - members of the public may attend the tour of the curation and analysis facility as observers of the committee, subject to availability and NASA regulations. Contact Abigail Sheffer at no later than Monday, January 22, at 12pm CT, for more details.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: