Future of Human Spaceflight -- Public Meeting Dec. 19


On Dec. 19 the National Academy of Sciences will host the first data-gathering meeting for its new Human Spaceflight study. The study will review the long-term goals, core capabilities, and direction of the U.S. human spaceflight program.  The event is open to the public and will include presentations from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, and several other experts from government, industry, and academia. There will also be a public comment session.


For more information on the study and the meeting agenda, visit http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=6404&MeetingNo=2.



The event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 10:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the National Academy of Sciences building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.  Space is limited and registration is requested in advance.  To register, visit: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=E8C7CCE0.  The meeting will also be presented via webinar to those who register in advance by contacting Dionna Williams at dwilliams@nas.edu with “Webinar” in the subject line. 


Reporters who wish to attend should register in advance by contacting the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.