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Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences


Project Scope:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shall convene an ad hoc committee to review the response of NASA's Planetary Science program to the 2011 decadal survey, "Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022" (V&V). The committee's review will include the following tasks:

  • Describe the most significant scientific discoveries, technical advances, and relevant programmatic changes in planetary sciences over the years since the publication of the planetary decadal survey (Vision & Voyages or V&V);
  • Assess the degree to which NASA’s current planetary science program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the V&V and other relevant NRC and Academies reports and assess NASA progress toward realizing these strategies, goals, and priorities, and effectiveness in maintaining programmatic balance;
  • With respect to the Mars program within the planetary science program, the committee’s assessment will include:
    • the Planetary Science Division’s Mars exploration architecture and its responsiveness to the strategies, priorities, and guidelines put forward by the National Academies’ V&V and other relevant National Academies Mars-related reports;
    • the long-term goals of the Planetary Science Division’s Mars Exploration Program and the program’s ability to optimize the science return, given the current fiscal posture of the program;
    • the Mars exploration architecture’s relationship to Mars-related activities to be undertaken by foreign agencies and organizations; and
    • the extent to which the Mars exploration architecture represents a reasonably balanced mission portfolio.
  • Recommend any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the planetary science program including how to take into account emergent discoveries since the decadal in the context of current and forecasted resources available to it;
  • Provide guidance about implementation of the decadal’s recommended mission portfolio and decision rules for the remaining years of the current decadal survey, but do not revisit or redefine the scientific priorities or mission recommendations from the V&V and;
  • Recommend any actions that should be undertaken to prepare for the next decadal survey, such as community discussion of science goals, potential missions, and programmatic balance, and NASA support of potential mission concept studies.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-SSB-16-12

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Day, Dwayne

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Space Studies Board DEPS

Topic(s):

Space and Aeronautics


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 04/05/2017

Dr. Louise M. Prockter - (Co-Chair)
LOUISE M. PROCKTER is the director of the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, Texas—a small scientific-community non-profit soft-money organization that runs one of the two large annual planetary sciences conferences. Dr. Prockter has been involved in robotic planetary missions throughout her career. She served as an imaging team associate on the Galileo and Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) missions; was a deputy project scientist and co-investigator on the MESSENGER mission; was a deputy project scientist for the Europa Clipper mission, and is currently a co-investigator on that mission’s camera team. Dr. Prockter’s scientific research focuses on the geomorphology and structural tectonics of icy satellites and other solar system bodies. She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and has served on NASA’s Planetary Science Subcommittee. Dr. Prockter earned her Ph.D. in planetary geology from Brown University. She has participated in numerous advisory panels within the Academies—including the Committee for Planetary Exploration (COMPLEX), the Space Studies Board, and the Planetary Decadal Survey—as well as NASA Advisory Council’s Planetary Science Subcommittee.
Mr. Joseph H. Rothenberg - (Co-Chair)
JOSEPH H. ROTHENBERG is an independent consultant who has retired from NASA. He has over 52 years of space program management and engineering experience. He retired from Google, where he was the director of engineering for the Terra Bella (formerly Skybox) Remote Sensing Satellite division. Prior to joining Google he was president of Universal Space Network. Mr. Rothenberg retired from NASA in 2001 where he served in a number of positions including NASA’s associate administrator for space flight and director of the Goddard Space Flight Center. Mr. Rothenberg has extensive NASA program management experience and is widely recognized for leading the Hubble Space Telescope’s first Servicing Mission. Mr. Rothenberg has a B.S. in engineering science and a M.S. in management engineering from C.W. Post College of the Long Island University. He has served on the Academies Committee on NASA’s Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation, Committee to Review Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, the Committee on Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Committee on Human Spaceflight Crew Operations. He is a National Associate of the Academies.
Dr. David A. Bearden
DAVID A. BEARDEN is general manager of the NASA and Civil Space Division at The Aerospace Corporation. He is responsible for management and technical leadership of the company’s support to NASA headquarters and centers as well as civil space agencies. Dr. Bearden leads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that develops and sustains technical consulting business from civil agencies, commercial companies, and international space clients. Dr. Bearden has corporate responsibility for proposal preparation, project planning, and project delivery to NASA programs. Through training courses and daily involvement in the delivery of technical expertise to customers, Dr. Bearden has gained considerable expertise concerning the issues, risks, and potential solutions in many cutting edge technical fields including technology insertion analysis balancing benefit, cost and risk, as well as telecommunication and remote sensing. Dr. Bearden is a nationally recognized cost analysis expert, and has over 20 years of technical and management experience in the acquisition and development of advanced technology space systems. Since joining The Aerospace Corporation in Dr. Bearden led the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Analysis of Alternatives which earned him the 2006 Aerospace Corporation’s President’s Award. In the summer of 2009, he led an aerospace team that served as the technical arm of the Augustine Committee. Dr. Bearden has led various mission studies, including the Lunar Robotic Exploration Architecture and Mars Sample Return studies. Dr. Bearden was among the recipients of a NASA Group Achievement Award for Technical Support to Aquarius/SAC-D Standing Review Board. In 2015, Dr. Bearden was selected as an associate fellow of the AIAA. He also led an aerospace team that supported the last round of the decadal surveys using the Aerospace-developed Cost and Technical Evaluate (CATE) process. Dr. Bearden was awarded a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He has served on the Academies Committee on Survey of Surveys: Lessons Learned from the Decadal Survey Process, the Committee on Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Cooperation on Space and Earth Science Missions, and the Committee on NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation.
Dr. Scott Bolton
SCOTT BOLTON is an associate vice president at the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bolton also serves as the principal investigator for the Juno mission, a project within NASA’s New Frontiers Program. The Juno spacecraft is currently orbiting Jupiter. Dr. Bolton has more than 36 years’ experience in the field of aerospace and space science. Prior to becoming director at SwRI, Dr. Bolton was a senior scientist and manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for over 25 years. During his tenure at SwRI, Dr. Bolton oversaw the launches of New Horizons and IBEX, the selection of Juno, the confirmation of MMS, and the delivery of hardware for a number of non-NASA programs related to national security. Dr. Bolton also manages the coordination and development of future NASA mission and instrumentation proposals for the Space Science and Engineering Division at SwRI, managing the strategic plan, partnership selection, and proposal quality. He has held a wide range of positions including those associated with mission design, engineering, scientific research and program management for various space missions related to NASA’s exploration of the Earth, the solar system, and the fields astrophysics and space physics. Dr. Bolton received his Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Barbara A. Cohen
BARBARA A. COHEN is a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She serves within NASA representing science interests and capabilities within human spaceflight planning. She is a principal investigator on multiple NASA research projects, a member of the mission teams operating the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers on Mars, and the principal investigator for Lunar Flashlight, a lunar cubesat mission. She is also the principal investigator for the Marshal Space Flight Center Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) and is developing a flight version of her noble-gas geochronology technique, the Potassium-Argon Laser Experiment (KArLE), for use on future planetary landers and rovers. She has participated in the Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) over three seasons, where she helped recover more than a thousand pristine samples for the U.S. collection, and asteroid 6186 Barbcohen is named after her. She received her Ph.D. in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona. Dr. Cohen served on the Planetary Science Decadal Survey: Inner Planets Panel and the Committee on the Scientific Context for the Exploration of the Moon.
Dr. Andrew M. Davis
ANDREW M. DAVIS is professor and chair of the Department of the Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago where he also serves as professor of Geological Sciences at the Enrico Fermi Institute. His primary research interests are in isotopic and chemical analysis of (1) presolar, circumstellar dust grains recovered from meteorites to study stellar nucleosynthesis, (2) refractory inclusions within primitive meteorites to study the earliest history of the Solar System, and (3) samples of cometary and interstellar dust, the Sun, and asteroids returned to Earth by the Stardust, Genesis, and Hayabusa spacecraft (and in future, OSIRIS-Rex and Hayabusa 2). He served for many years on the Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials (CAPTEM), chairing the Genesis Sample Allocation Subcommittee and serving on the Stardust Sample Allocation Subcommittee. Over the past few years, the Chicago Instrument for Laser Ionization (CHILI) has been built in his laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in geochemistry from Yale University.
Dr. Melinda D. Dyar
MELINDA DARBY DYAR is the Kennedy-Schelkunoff professor and chair of Astronomy at Mr. Holoyoke College. Her research includes study of both extraterrestrial (lunar and meteorites, including those from Mars) and terrestrial rock types. She served as a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, and is deputy PI on the VOX mission to Venus currently submitted to NASA’s New Frontiers program. She is deputy PI of the Institute for Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration based at Stony Brook University and a member of three other Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institutes at Brown University, the Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Planetary Science Institute. Dr. Dyar has 36 years of experience in the field of mineral spectroscopy, including optical, FTIR, LIBS, Mössbauer, x-ray absorption (XAS, synchrotron) and many other types of spectroscopy. She received her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of technolgoy. Dr. Dyar is a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America and was the 2016 recipient of the J.K. Gilbert award from the Geological Society of America for her outstanding contributions to the solution of a fundamental problem(s) of planetary geology. She has no prior experience working with the National Academies.
Dr. Alan W. Harris

ALAN W. HARRIS is a research scientist with MoreData! Inc., which takes and interprets photometric observations of asteroids and is funded by NASA and NSF. He has served as a member of the selection and review committee for the current NASA Discovery mission call, that resulted in the selection of missions Lucy and Psyche. Dr. Harris retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after 28 years of service as a senior research scientist and as a principal investigator of NASA-sponsored research grant(s). He has served on numerous proposal and program review panels for NASA and NSF, as well as international committees. For example, while not a formal member of the Academies Committee to Review Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies, he presented at one of the meetings and provided expert review of the final report. Dr. Harris received his Ph.D. in earth and space sciences from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Amanda R. Hendrix
AMANDA R. HENDRIX is a senior scientist with the Planetary Science Institute. Dr. Hendrix’s research interests focus on moons and small bodies in the solar system to understand composition, activity and evolution. Dr. Hendrix has led programs and published results in the Hubble Space Telescope, JSDAP, PG&G, OPR, LASER, and CDAP programs, among others. Dr. Hendrix is a co-investigator on the Cassini UVIS and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter LAMP teams, was a co-investigator on the Galileo UVS team and served as the Cassini Deputy Project Scientist. In 2016 she published a book (Penguin/Random House) with co-author Charles Wohlforth, Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets, a discussion of the technological, medical, and social hurdles to overcome in considering a human space establishment in the outer solar system. She earned her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering with an emphasis in planetary science from the University of Colorado. She is a co-chair of the Roadmaps to Ocean Worlds group, serves as a steering committee member of the Outer Planets Assessment Group (OPAG), and is a member of the Hubble Space Telescope Europa Advisory committee.
Dr. Bruce M. Jakosky
BRUCE M. JAKOSKY is a professor in the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also an associate director for science at LASP. Dr. Jakosky’s research interests are in the geology of planetary surfaces, the evolution of the Martian atmosphere and climate, the potential for life on Mars and elsewhere, and the philosophical and societal issues in astrobiology. He has been involved with the Viking, Solar Mesosphere Explorer, Clementine, Mars Observer, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Science Laboratory, and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft missions. Dr. Jakosky headed the University of Colorado’s team in the NASA Astrobiology Institute for more than ten years. He also is the principal investigator of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission to Mars. He has published nearly 200 papers in the refereed scientific literature, and has authored or co-authored a number of books, including “The Search for Life on Other Planets” and “Science, Society, and the Search for Life in the Universe”. Dr. Jakosky received his Ph.D. in planetary science and geophysics from the California Institute of Technology. He has served on the Academies Committee on Origins and Evolution of Life and the Committee on Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars.
Dr. Margaret G. Kivelson
MARGARET G. KIVELSON (NAS) is a professor of Space Physics, emerita in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California, Los Angeles and a research professor at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kivelson’s scientific interests are magnetospheric plasma physics of Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, interaction of flowing plasmas with planets and moons, and ultra-low frequency waves. She is currently a co-investigator on the Themis and Europa missions, and a collaborator on the fluxgate magnetometer on Cassini. She is the recipient of the Alfven Medal of the European Geophysical Union and the Fleming Medal of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Kivelson earned her Ph.D. in physics from Radcliffe College. She has served on the Academies’ Committee on NASA Science Mission Extensions, the Plasma Science Committee, and the Committee on Planetary Science Decadal Survey: 2013-2022. Dr. Kivelson is a participant on the Europa flyby mission magnetosphere science team, but she is not involved in decision making or as an advocate for the instrument.
Dr. Scott L. Murchie
SCOTT MURCHIE is the Planetary Exploration Group supervisor in the Space Exploration Sector of The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory(APL). His research focuses on the stratigraphy and formation of planetary crusts, how planetary crusts incorporate and are modified by volatiles, and the composition and geologic processes of asteroids and planetary moons. Dr. Murchie’s research combines imaging and spectroscopy, synergistically and where possible together with measurements of elemental composition, for multidisciplinary measurement approaches. Currently, he is a co-investigator on the Mapping Imaging Spectrometer for Europa (MISE). As a co-investigator on MESSENGER, he helped to conceive the overall mission concept, and played a leading role in design of the imaging and reflectance spectroscopic investigations of Mercury's crustal composition, stratigraphy, and evolution. As principal investigator of the CRISM imaging spectrometer on MRO, he led the design and implementation of the investigation, analysis of the data, and dissemination of user-friendly CRISM data products which have supported over 600 refereed publications to date. For these efforts he received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. Dr. Murchie received his Ph.D. in geological and earth science from Brown Universitiy. He has no prior experience working with the National Academies.
Dr. Juan Perez-Mercader
JUAN PEREZ-MERCADER is a senior research fellow and principal investigator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. His current research interests are in the Experimental Physics and Chemistry of Self-Organization, Information in Non-equilibrium Physico-chemical Systems, Chemical Computation, Origins of Life, Theoretical Biology and Life Detection in Planetary Environments. Dr. Perez-Mercader previously served as the first director of Spain’s Centro de Astrobiologia (CAB), which he founded in 1998 in association with the NASA Astrobiology Institute. He is also Profesor de Investigación in Spain's National Research Council (CSIC) and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. He has authored about 150 research papers published in the best journals and five books, including a best-selling popular science book in Spanish. Dr. Perez-Mercader has two patents in biotechnology and one on chemical computers. He is also an elected member of the International Academy of Astronautics and of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Dr. Perez-Mercader is the recipient of many honors and distinctions. Among these are one of the prizes given in 1994 by the Gravity Research Foundation, the European Physical Society Lecturer for the 2005 Celebrations in Bern of Einstein's 1905 work there, and the NASA Public Service Medal (NASA's highest honor to a non-NASA employee) and NASA's Group Achievement Award for exceptional achievement on REMS. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from the City College of New York. He has served on the Academies Committee on the Review of NASA's Planetary Science Division's Restructured Research and Analysis Programs.
Mr. Mark P. Saunders
MARK P. SAUNDERS is an independent consultant. Since retiring from NASA in December 2008, he has been consulting to various NASA offices providing program/project management and systems engineering expertise. This effort has included support to the Office of Chief Engineer, the Office of Independent Program and Cost Evaluation, the Mars Program and the Science Office for Mission Assessments (at Langley Research Center). He has participated in the rewriting of NASA’s policy on program/project management; advised and supported the Agency’s independent program/project review process; and has supported the review of various programs and projects. At NASA headquarters he served as director of the independent program assessment office, where he was responsible for enabling the independent review of the Agency’s programs and projects at life cycle milestones to ensure the highest probability of mission success. At NASA’s Langley Research Center he was initially the deputy director and then the director, Space Access and Exploration Program Office (SAEPO) and had the responsibility for planning, directing and coordinating the center's research, technology, and flight programs for advanced aerospace transportation and human/robotic exploration systems. Prior to this he was the Manager of Exploration Programs and led all LaRC space exploration research and development activities supporting the agency’s Aerospace Technology (AST), Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS), and Space Science Enterprises (SSE). At the office of space science he served as program manager for the Discovery Program, and at the Space Station Freedom program operations he served as special assistant to the deputy director. He received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, the Outstanding Performance awards, and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals. He earned his B.A. at the Georgia Institute of Technology in industrial engineering. He has served on the Academies Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences.
Dr. Suzanne Smrekar
SUZANNE SMREKAR is a senior research scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is a geophysicist with a focus on terrestrial planet evolution. She is currently the deputy principal investigator for the InSight Mission to Mars, and for InSights’ Heat flow and Physical Properties Package. Her research includes modeling of tectonic, volcanic, and convective processes, as well as analysis of gravity, topography, radar, imaging, and spectral data. Dr. Smrekar has served on various NASA science definition teams, working groups, and review panels, as well as on scientific organizing committees and as an editor for books and journal special issues. She has led the development of instrumentation to measure planetary heat flow, and has had science leadership roles on several planetary missions. She received her Ph.D. in geophysics from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. David J. Stevenson
DAVID J. STEVENSON (NAS) is the Marvin L. Goldberger professor of planetary science at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Stevenson’s research primary focus is on theoretical planetary science, including Earth, large moons, and planets in other solar systems. His research applies condensed matter physics and fluid dynamics to data from space missions, including NASA’s Galileo, Cassini, and Juno missions. Dr. Stevenson previously served as both the chairman of the GPS Division and the chairman of the faculty at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Stevenson was elected as a foreign associate of the National Academies. He is also a fellow of the AGU, the AAAS, and the Royal Society in London. He is a winner of the DPS (AAS) Urey Prize, AGU’s Whipple Award and the Hess Medal. Dr. Stevenson received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University. He served on the Astro2010 Panel on Planetary Systems and Star Formation, the Committee on Planetary Science Decadal Survey: 2013-2022, the Panel on Solar System Exploration and the Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Note 1. First posting of committee 2/27/17 Note 2: Added member David Bearden 4/5/17 Note 3: Roster correction, added members Scott Murchie and Melinda Darby Dyar 02/16/18

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Agenda
Committee on the Review of Progress toward Implementing the
Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Draft Agenda
Meeting #5: February 26-28, 2017

Monday, February 26, 2018
Keck Center, Room 201
500 Fifth Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

OPEN SESSION
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:00 a.m. NASA Planetary Science Division Overview
Jim Green, NASA

10:00 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Committee Discussion

11:00 a.m. Discussion Continues

COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION AFTER THE SPEAKERS

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch Available in the Room

1:00 p.m. Discussion Continues

2:00 p.m. Discussion Continues

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Discussion Continues

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns to an Alternate Location

6:30 p.m. Working Dinner at the District Chophouse
509 7th Street, Washington, DC 20004

8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day


Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Keck Center, Room 201
EXECUTIVE SESSION
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Meeting Room)

8:29 a.m. Meeting Convenes

8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Name the Report Competition

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch Available in the Room

1:00 p.m. Discussion Continues

OPEN SESSION
3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. The NASA Astrobiology Institute (Via internet/Zoom)
Penelope Boston, NASA Ames

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Wednesday, February 28, 2017
Keck Center, Room 201

EXECUTIVE SESSION
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Meeting Room)

8:30 a.m. Committee Discussion

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Discussion Continues

12:00 p.m. Working Lunch Available in the Cafeteria; Discussion will continue

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns


Statement of Task:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shall convene an ad hoc committee to review the response of NASA's Planetary Science program to the 2011 decadal survey, "Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022" (V&V). The committee's review will include the following tasks:
• Describe the most significant scientific discoveries, technical advances, and relevant programmatic changes in planetary sciences over the years since the publication of the planetary decadal survey (Vision & Voyages or V&V);
• Assess the degree to which NASA’s current planetary science program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the V&V and other relevant NRC and Academies reports and assess NASA progress toward realizing these strategies, goals, and priorities, and effectiveness in maintaining programmatic balance;
• With respect to the Mars program within the planetary science program, the committee’s assessment will include:
o the Planetary Science Division’s Mars exploration architecture and its responsiveness to the strategies, priorities, and guidelines put forward by the National Academies’ V&V and other relevant National Academies Mars-related reports;
o the long-term goals of the Planetary Science Division’s Mars Exploration Program and the program’s ability to optimize the science return, given the current fiscal posture of the program;
o the Mars exploration architecture’s relationship to Mars-related activities to be undertaken by foreign agencies and organizations; and
o the extent to which the Mars exploration architecture represents a reasonably balanced mission portfolio.
• Recommend any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the planetary science program including how to take into account emergent discoveries since the decadal in the context of current and forecasted resources available to it;
• Provide guidance about implementation of the decadal’s recommended mission portfolio and decision rules for the remaining years of the current decadal survey, but do not revisit or redefine the scientific priorities or mission recommendations from the V&V and;
• Recommend any actions that should be undertaken to prepare for the next decadal survey, such as community discussion of science goals, potential missions, and programmatic balance, and NASA support of potential mission concept studies.


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.

NOTES
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Last updated: February 26, 2018
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Dave Bearden
Scott Bolton (via Zoom)
Barbara Cohen
Andrew Davis
Melinda Darby Dyar
Alan Harris
Amanda Hendrix
Bruce Jakosky
Margaret Kivelson
Scott Murchie
Louise Prockter
Co-Chair
Joseph Rothenberg
Co-Chair
Mark Saunders
Suzanne Smrekar
David Stevenson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The Committee's findings and recommendation.
Writing assignments and deadlines.

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

No outside written materials were distributed to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 28, 2018


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California
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Agenda
Draft Agenda
Meeting #4: November 29-Dec 1, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Beckman Center 100 Academy Way
Board Room Irvine, CA 92617

CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Island Hotel lobby at 7:30 am to carpool over to Beckman
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Dining Room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes

9:45 a.m. Break

OPEN SESSION

10:00 a.m. Virtual Institute on Cubesats Bruce Yost
NASA Ames Research Center

11:00 a.m. Decadal Survey Budget Before and After Robert Kellogg
--R&A budget comparison (15 min) The Aerospace Corporation

12:00 p.m. Lunch Available in the Dining Room; Discussion will Continue

1:00 p.m. MAV Research & Rendezvous Approach Chad Edwards
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2:00 p.m. Updates on Sample Curation (Mars Program) from CAPTEM Kevin McKeegan
CAPTEM

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION AFTER SPEAKERS

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. TBD TBD

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns

OPEN SESSION

6:30 p.m. Working Dinner CUCINA Enoteca
951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 9266
949-706-1416

8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Beckman Center Board Room

CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Island Hotel lobby at 7:15 am to carpool over to Beckman
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Dining Room)

8:29 a.m. Meeting Convenes

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. TBD TBD

12:15 p.m. Lunch Available in the Dining Room; Discussion will Continue

1:15 p.m. TBD TBD

3:15 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Friday, December 1, 2017
Beckman Center Board Room

CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Island Hotel lobby to carpool to the Beckman Center

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (Working Breakfast Available in the Dining Room)

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. TBD TBD

12:00 p.m. Lunch Available in the Dining Room; Discussion will Continue

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns



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.

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Beckman Center: Is located at 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617. Directions are available at the following website: http://www.thebeckmancenter.org/about/mapanddirections/index.htm.

Parking: Parking is free and space is usually plentiful. Participants are requested to park in the designated areas only and not on the lawn, driveways or in delivery entrances. Please observe all ONE WAY and NO PARKING signs.

Wi-Fi Connection: To connect to the Wi-Fi chose “Visitor” then open up a browser and click “Accept terms and conditions.” You will then be connected to the internet.

Hotel: Blocks of rooms for the use of committee members and guests has been reserved at the Island Hotel; 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The telephone number is 877-591-9145. Additional information can be found at: http://www.islandhotel.com/. The hotel is 3.7 miles from the Beckman Center.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch are available free of charge to all committee members and guests in the refectory at the Beckman Center. Those meeting participants who are ethically bound to pay for these meals can do so if they wish: Breakfast $15.00 and Lunch $16.00. Checks payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.

Working Dinner: The committee will hold a working dinner at CUCINA Enoteca Newport Beach , website found at https://www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-newport-beach/. The restaurant is located in Fashion Island (shopping center behind the hotel) at 951 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The phone number is 949-706-1416. Please plan on meeting in the hotel lobby at 6:10 to head over to the restaurant. Valet parking is $6. Those meeting participants who are ethically bound to pay for these meals can do so if they wish, the cost for dinner is $50. Checks payable to the National Academy of Sciences preferred.

Last updated: November 27, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Dr. Louise M. Prockter
Co-Chair
Dr. Joseph H. Rothenberg
Co-Chair
Dr. David A. Bearden
Dr. Scott Bolton
Dr. Andrew M. Davis
Dr. Melinda Darby Dyar
Dr. Alan W. Harris
Dr. Amanda R. Hendrix
Dr. Bruce M. Jakosky
Dr. Margaret G. Kivelson
Dr. Juan Perez-Mercader (via WebEx)
Dr. Scott L. Murchie
Mr. Mark P. Saunders
Dr. Suzanne Smrekar
Dr. David J. Stevenson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

*Discussed presentations.
*Discussed recommendations and findings.
*Writing assignments and next steps.


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:
December 01, 2017


Location:

J. Erik Jonsson Woods Hole Center
314 Quissett Ave.
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

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Contact Phone:  202-334-3011

Agenda
Committee on the Review of Progress toward Implementing the
Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Draft Agenda
Meeting #3: August 28-30, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017
Jonsson Center 314 Quissett Avenue
Carriage House Woods Hole, MA 02543
OPEN SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:25 a.m. Meeting Convenes

8:30 a.m. NASA Mars Exploration Program Thomas Zurbuchen
NASA SMD
10:30 a.m. Break

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL LIKELY GO INTO CLOSED SESSION AFTER THE SPEAKER IS FINISHED

10:45 a.m. TBD TBD

12:15 p.m. Lunch available at the Jonsson Center Main House

1:15 p.m. TBD TBD

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. TBD
OPEN SESSION

4:30 p.m. Commercial Space and Planetary Science (via Webex) Scott Hubbard
Stanford

5:15 p.m. SSERVI (via Webex) Yvonne Pendleton
SSERVI

6:00 p.m. Committee moves to Jonsson Center Main House for working dinner

8:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Carriage House
OPEN SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center
7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:29 a.m. Meeting Convenes

8:30 a.m. TBD TBD

9:00 NASA Mars Jim Watzin
NASA

10:00 a.m. Update on NASA Education Activities (via Webex) Kristen Erickson
NASA

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. SLS and Planetary Science (via Webex) Steve Creech
NASA

12:15 p.m. Lunch available in the main house

NOTE: COMMITTEE WILL PROBABLY GO INTO CLOSED SESSION IN THE AFTERNOON

1:15 p.m. TBD TBD

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. TBD TBD

5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Carriage House Breakout Rooms: 206, 207
CLOSED SESSION

7:15 a.m. Meet at the Sands of Time Main Office to carpool to the Jonsson Center

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (breakfast available in the Jonsson Center Main House)

8:30 a.m. TBD TBD

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. TBD TBD

12:00 p.m. Lunch available at the Jonsson Center Main House; Discussion will continue

1:00 p.m. Meeting Adjourns



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.


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Tuesday, August 29 - Open Session 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Meeting Name: Vision & Voyages M3, Dy 2 Open
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NOTES
Jonsson Center: Is located at 314 Quissett Avenue, in Woods Hole. Directions available at the following website: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/woodshole/.

Parking: Parking is free and space is usually plentiful. Participants are requested to park in the designated areas only and not on the lawn, driveways or in delivery entrances. Please observe all ONE WAY and NO PARKING signs.

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Hotel: Blocks of rooms for the use of committee members and guests has been reserved at the Sands of Time; 549 Woods Hole Road, Woods Hole, MA 02543. The telephone number is 800-841-0114. Additional information can be found at: http://www.sandsoftime.com/ . The hotel is 1.7 miles from the Jonsson Center.

Meals: Unfortunately, project funds cannot pay for civil servants’ meals. The cost of Breakfast is $15, Lunch is $20, and Dinner is $50. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred.

Working Dinner: There will be a working dinner at The J. Erik. Jonsson Center. The NRC will only pay for members of the committee and guest speakers. Unfortunately, the NRC cannot pay for civil servants. The cost of the dinner is $50.00. Checks, payable to the National Academy of Sciences, are preferred.

Last updated: August 24, 2017 – 11:00 AM
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Louise M. Prockter - (Co-Chair)
Joseph H. Rothenberg - (Co-Chair)
David A. Bearden
Scott Bolton
Barbara A. Cohen
Andrew M. Davis
Melinda Dyar
Alan W. Harris
Amanda R. Hendrix
Bruce M. Jakosky
Scott Murchie
Mark P. Saunders
Suzanne Smrekar
David J. Stevenson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

*Report
*Presentations
*Next meeting
*Homework assignments

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:
August 29, 2017


Location:

CalTech
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Dwayne Day
Contact Email:  dday@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3011

Agenda
Committee on the Review of Progress toward Implementing the
Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Draft Agenda
Meeting #2: July 11 - 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Beckman Institute California Institute of Technology
Conference Room 121 1200 E. California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125
OPEN SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes; Opening Remarks
Study Director/Chairs

9:00 a.m. Science Goals of Europa Clipper
Bob Pappalardo, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

9:30 a.m. Status of Europa Clipper Program
Bob Pappalardo
Barry Goldstein
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:30 a.m. Break (15 minutes)

10:45 a.m. Europa Surface Science
Kevin Hand, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

11:15 a.m. Europa Lander
Kevin Hand, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:15 p.m. Working lunch; Discussion continues in meeting room

1:15 p.m. Life Detection
Jennifer Eigenbrode, NASA Goddard

2:15 p.m. Update on Trojan Science and How Much of the NF
Trojan Science is the Lucy Mission Addressing? Hal Levison,SWRI

3:15 p.m. Break (15 minutes)

Committee will probably go to closed session

3:30 p.m. Committee Discussion

5:30 p.m. Activities suspended to reconvene for a working dinner

OPEN SESSION

6:30 p.m. Working Dinner to Discuss Presentations Café Santorini
64 West Union Street
Old Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-564-4200
(We have the outdoor patio.)

8:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns for the Day

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Beckman Institute, Conference Room 121 California Institute of Technology
OPEN SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Meeting Convenes; Opening Remarks
Study Director/Chairs

9:00 a.m. LEAG Update
Samuel Lawrence, Vice-Chair, LEAG

10:00 a.m. Cassini Results Regarding Plumes, Especially Detection of
Silicates
Hunter Waite, SWRI

10:30 a.m. Break (15 minutes)

10:45 a.m. New Venus Surface Data from VIRTIS
Martha Gilmore, Wesleyan University (Webex)

11:15 a.m. Venus in the Framework of the Origin of Planetary
Volatiles
Melissa Trainer, NASA Goddard

11:45 a.m. Rosetta Results
Bonnie Buratti, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:15 p.m. Working lunch; Discussion continues in meeting room

1:00 p.m. Venus Atmosphere
William Moore,Hampton University(Webex)

1:30 p.m. TBD TBD

Committee will go to closed session
5:30 p.m. Adjourn for the Day

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Beckman Institute, Conference Room 121 California Institute of Technology
OPEN SESSION

7:30 a.m. Room Opens (working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 a.m. Overview of Today’s Presentations
Committee Chairs

8:40 a.m. Early Mars as a Key to Understanding Planetary
Habitability
Bethany Ehlmann, California Institute of Technology

9:10 a.m. What We Have Learned About the History of Mars’
Habitability from MAVEN
Bruce Jakosky, U. Colorado, Boulder

9:40 a.m. Updates on Research for Shallow Excess Ground Ice Shane Byrne, Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona

10:10 a.m. Break (15 minutes)

10:25 a.m. MEPAG Science Analysis Group Updates on the Next Mars
Orbiter (NEX-SAG)
Richard Zurek, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

10:55 a.m. Mars 2020 Status and Updates
Ken Farley, California Institute of Technology

11:30 a.m. Deep Space Network Update
T. Joseph Lazio, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

12:00 p.m. Working lunch in the meeting room; Discussion continues

12:45 p.m. NASA Mars Exploration Program
Michael Meyer, NASA

1:00 p.m. Technology for Planetary Science Missions
Jim Green, NASA(via Webex)

2:00 p.m. TBD

NOTE: Committee will probably go into closed session at this point

3:00 p.m. Break (15 minutes)

4:00 p.m. Committee Discussion

5:30 p.m. Meeting Adjourns


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.




Committee Website: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/SSB/CurrentProjects/SSB_177619


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Tuesday, July 11 – Open Session 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Name: Vision & Voyages Midterm, Day 1
Meeting Password: 07112017
Conference Code: 218 737 5164
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Thursday, July 13 – Open Session 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Name: Vision & Voyages Midterm, Day 3
Meeting Password: 07132017
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Last updated: July 6, 2017 – 5:00 PM
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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


Louise M. Prockter
Co-Chair
Joseph H. Rothenberg
Co-Chair
David A. Bearden
Barbara H. Cohen
Andrew M. Davis
Melinda Darby Dyar
Alan W. Harris
Amanda R. Hendrix
Bruce M. Jakosky
Margaret G. Kivelson
Scott L. Murchie
Mark P. Saunders
Suzanne Smrekar
David J. Stevenson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

-The committee's report.
-Homework assignments.
-Scheduling a 4th meeting.
-Plans for the 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:
July 17, 2017


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Committee on the Review of Progress Toward Implementing the
Decadal Survey Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences

Draft Agenda
Meeting #1: May 4-5, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Room 208 Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001

CLOSED SESSION

7:30 am Room opens (working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 am Meeting convenes; Opening remarks Study Director/Chairs

OPEN SESSION

9:00 am The Planetary Science Division (pt. 1) Jim Green
NASA

10:15 am Break (15 minutes)

Session with SSB in Room 100
10:30 am Committee will attend Space Studies Board meeting

End Session with SSB – Return to Room 208
11:30 am The Planetary Science Division (pt. 2) Jim Green
NASA

12:00 pm Working lunch; Discussion continues in meeting room

1:00 pm MEPAG Update Jeffrey Johnson
APL

2:00 pm Mars Exploration Program Jim Watzin
NASA

3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)

3:15 pm The Planetary Science Decadal Survey (via WEBEX) Steve Squyres
Cornell

4:15 pm VEXAG Update Bob Grimm
SWRI

5:15 pm Discussion Continues

5:30 pm Activities suspended to reconvene for a working dinner

6:30 pm Working Dinner to Discuss Presentations NOPA Kitchen
800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 347-4667

8:30 pm Meeting adjourns for the day

Friday, May 5, 2017
Room 208 Keck Center
OPEN SESSION

7:30 am Rooms opens (working breakfast available in the meeting room)

8:30 am SBAG Update Tim Swindle
U. Arizona

9:30 am OPAG Update Alfred McEwen
U. Arizona

10:30 am Break (15 minutes)

10:45 am Ice Giants Study Amy Simon
NASA Goddard

11:45 am Planetary R&A Study (via WEBEX) Steve Mackwell
USRA

12:30 pm Working lunch in the meeting room; Discussion continues

1:30 pm TBD Discussion continues TBD
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2:30 pm Break (15 minutes)

NOTE: Committee will probably go into closed session later this day

3:15 pm TBD Discussion continues TBD

4:15 pm TBD Discussion continues TBD

5:30 pm Meeting adjourns


Statement of Task:
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine shall convene an ad hoc committee to review the response of NASA's Planetary Science program to the 2011 decadal survey, "Vision and Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022" (V&V). The committee's review will include the following tasks:
• Describe the most significant scientific discoveries, technical advances, and relevant programmatic changes in planetary sciences over the years since the publication of the planetary decadal survey (Vision & Voyages or V&V);
• Assess the degree to which NASA’s current planetary science program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the V&V and other relevant NRC and Academies reports and assess NASA progress toward realizing these strategies, goals, and priorities, and effectiveness in maintaining programmatic balance;
• With respect to the Mars program within the planetary science program, the committee’s assessment will include:
o the Planetary Science Division’s Mars exploration architecture and its responsiveness to the strategies, priorities, and guidelines put forward by the National Academies’ V&V and other relevant National Academies Mars-related reports;
o the long-term goals of the Planetary Science Division’s Mars Exploration Program and the program’s ability to optimize the science return, given the current fiscal posture of the program;
o the Mars exploration architecture’s relationship to Mars-related activities to be undertaken by foreign agencies and organizations; and
o the extent to which the Mars exploration architecture represents a reasonably balanced mission portfolio.
• Recommend any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the planetary science program including how to take into account emergent discoveries since the decadal in the context of current and forecasted resources available to it;
• Provide guidance about implementation of the decadal’s recommended mission portfolio and decision rules for the remaining years of the current decadal survey, but do not revisit or redefine the scientific priorities or mission recommendations from the V&V and;
Recommend any actions that should be undertaken to prepare for the next decadal survey, such as community discussion of science goals, potential missions, and programmatic balance, and NASA support of potential mission concept studies.





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.

Updated: May 1, 2:30 PM.

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Louise M. Prockter - (Co-Chair)
Joseph H. Rothenberg - (Co-Chair)
David A. Bearden
Scott Bolton
Andrew M. Davis
Alan W. Harris
Amanda R. Hendrix
Bruce M. Jakosky
Margaret G. Kivelson
Juan Perez-Mercader
Mark P. Saunders
Suzanne Smrekar
David J. Stevenson
Barbara A. Cohen

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Planning for next meeting. Speakers for next meeting. Timeline. Writing assignments. Draft report.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 07, 2017


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
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Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

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Agenda
This meeting is closed in it's entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

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

Louise Prockter
Co-Chair
Joseph Rothenberg
Co-Chair
David Bearden
Scott Bolton
Barbara Cohen
Andrew Davis
Amanda Hendrix
Bruce Jakosky
Margaret Kivelson
Juan Perez-Mercader
Suzanne Smrekar
David Stevenson


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Bias and Conflict Discussion
Planning for May 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:
April 10, 2017

Publications

  • Publications having no URL can be seen at the Public Access Records Office
Publications

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