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Short Reports

During 2006, the Space Studies Board and its committees issued three short reports:

  • Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Venus Missions

  • A Review of NASA’s 2006 Draft Science Plan

  • Review of the Next Decade Mars Architecture (later released as a full report, see Chapter 5)

Each short report was accompanied by a letter addressed to the sponsor. The text of the letters, followed by the respective short report, are reprinted in this section.



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6 Short Reports During 2006, the Space Studies Board and its committees issued three short reports: • Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Venus Missions • A Review of NASA’s 2006 Draft Science Plan • Review of the Next Decade Mars Architecture (later released as a full report, see Chapter 5) Each short report was accompanied by a letter addressed to the sponsor. The text of the letters, followed by the respective short report, are reprinted in this section. 6