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Setting Priorities for Space Research: Opportunities and Imperatives Setting Priorities for Space Research Opportunities and Imperatives NOTICE MEMBERSHIP PREFACE SUMMARY CHAPTER 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 Task Group on Priorities in Space Research—Phase One CHAPTER 5 Space Studies Board Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications National Research Council NOTICE MEMBERSHIP file:///C|/SSB_old_web/prio1menu.htm (1 of 3) [6/21/2004 10:00:10 AM]

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Setting Priorities for Space Research: Opportunities and Imperatives PREFACE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS Accomplishments, Prospects, and Lessons from the U.S. Space Research Program Today's Imperatives Operating Principles The Rationale for Setting Priorities Conclusion and Recommendations 1. SETTING THE COURSE FOR SPACE RESEARCH Notes 2. THE U.S. SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM: ACCOMPLISHMENTS, PROSPECTS, LESSONS Selected Discoveries and Accomplishments of the U.S. Space Research Program Prospects and Opportunities for Space Research Lessons Learned Notes 3. TODAY'S IMPERATIVES International Competition and Concerns Domestic Politics Economic Realities and the Management of Available Resources Science and the Education of Young Citizens National Aims and International Cooperation Information, Knowledge, and Understanding Notes 4. THE RATIONALE FOR SETTING PRIORITIES Motivations for Recommending Priorities Counter-Arguments to the Counter-Arguments Schemes for Presenting Priorities Experience with Priorities in Space Research Focusing on Goals Priorities and the Fundamental Assumption Notes 5. CONCLUSION file:///C|/SSB_old_web/prio1menu.htm (2 of 3) [6/21/2004 10:00:10 AM]