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Space Studies Board Annual Report-1994 (Short Reports) Space Studies Board Annual Report—1994 4 Short Reports During 1994, the Space Studies Board and its committees and task groups issued four short reports, which this section presents in full in chronological order of release. Two of them, reprinted in Sections 4.1 and 4.4, provide guidance on the Space Station and Shuttle-Mir programs developed jointly by the Board's Committee on Microgravity Research and Committee on Space Biology and Medicine. Section 4.2 presents an assessment of two prospective programs in space infrared astronomy, the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). In July 1994, the Board reiterated previous advice regarding the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF) and the Cassini Saturn-Titan mission; this short report is presented in Section 4.3. REPORT MENU NOTICE FROM THE CHAIR [Short report text is not provided below; CHAPTER 1 instead, links are provided to the online short reports.] CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 APPENDIX A.1 4.1 On Life and Microgravity Sciences APPENDIX A.2 and the Space Station Program APPENDIX A.3 The Space Studies Board's Committee on Space Biology and Medicine and the Committee on Microgravity Research jointly sent the following letter to NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin on February 25, 1994. 4.2 On the Space Infrared Telescope Facility and the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy file:///C|/SSB_old_web/an94ch4.htm (1 of 3) [6/18/2004 10:41:19 AM]

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Space Studies Board Annual Report-1994 (Short Reports) The Space Studies Board sent the following letter and short report to Wesley T. Huntress, Jr., NASA Associate Administrator for Space Science, on April 21, 1994. 4.3 On the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility and Cassini Saturn Probe On July 5, 1994, the Space Studies Board sent the following letter to Presidential Science Advisor John Gibbons. 4.4 On the Utilization of the Space Station On July 26, 1994, the Space Studies Board, Committee on Space Biology and Medicine, and Committee on Microgravity Research sent the following short report to NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin. Last update 8/29/00 at 11:05 am Site managed by Anne Simmons, Space Studies Board file:///C|/SSB_old_web/an94ch4.htm (2 of 3) [6/18/2004 10:41:19 AM]