Board. He was on the staff of the Congressional Budget Office and also worked for the Space Policy Institute at the George Washington University. He has held Guggenheim and Verville fellowships and is an associate editor of the German spaceflight magazine Raumfahrt Concrete, in addition to writing for such publications as Novosti Kosmonavtiki (Russia) and Spaceflight and Space Chronicle (United Kingdom). He has served as study director for several NRC reports, including Space Radiation Hazards and the Vision for Space Exploration (2006), Grading NASA’s Solar System Exploration Program: A Midterm Review (2008), and Opening New Frontiers in Space: Choices for the Next New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity (2008).


CATHERINE A. GRUBER is an editor with the Space Studies Board. She joined SSB as a senior program assistant in 1995. Ms. Gruber first came to the NRC in 1988. She was a research assistant (chemist) in the National Institute of Mental Health’s Laboratory of Cell Biology for 2 years. She has a B.A. in natural science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.


SARAH M. CAPOTE was a program associate for the ASEB through November 2008. During her time with the ASEB, she worked on a variety of studies pertaining to space radiation, wake turbulence, assessing the research and development plan for the next generation air transportation system, NASA aeronautics research, NASA’s exploration technology development program, as well as an assessment of NASA’s National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service (NAOMS) Project. Before joining ASEB, Ms. Capote worked for the Ocean Studies Board for several years. She assisted with studies that concern oil spill dispersants, nonnative oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, mitigating shore erosion, exploring the seas, a science plan for the North Pacific Research Board, coastal zone mapping, vehicles in deep submergence science, and a review of the Ocean Research Priorities Plan. She is currently a research associate for the Air Force Studies Board. Ms. Capote earned her B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.


CELESTE A. NAYLOR was a senior program assistant for SSB from November 2008 through January 2009. She is currently SSB’s information management associate. Ms. Naylor joined the SSB in 2002 and has worked with the Committee on Assessment of Options to Extend the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope, the Committee on Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Task Group on Research on the International Space Station. Ms. Naylor is a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals and has more than 10 years of experience in event management.


ANDREA M. REBHOLZ joined the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board as a program associate in January 2009. She began her career at the National Academies in October 2005 as a senior program assistant for the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Drug Discovery, Development, and Translation. Prior to the Academies, she worked in the communications department of a D.C.-based think tank. Ms. Rebholz graduated from George Mason University’s New Century College in 2003 with a B.A. in integrative studies–event management and has over 7 years of experience in event planning.



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