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Public Agendas for Meetings

FIRST MEETING

KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES, WASHINGTON, D.C.


May 20, 2009


Open Session

9:15 am

Welcome, Introductions, Discussion of the Committee’s Task

Steven Bohlen, Chair

9:30 am

Overview of the NASA Suborbital Program

Cheryl Yuhas, Program Executive, Earth Science and Heliophysics Divisions, NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate (SMD)

10:20 am

Discussion

Committee

11:00 am

NASA Sounding Rocket Program

Program Manager: Phil Eberspeaker, NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF)

Program Scientist: Wilt Sanders (for Mary Mellott), NASA HQ/SMD/Heliophysics

12:00 pm

Working Lunch—Discussion

 

1:00 pm

NASA Scientific Balloon Program

Program Manager: Dave Pierce, NASA WFF

Program Scientist: W. Vernon Jones, NASA HQ/SMD/Astrophysics

2:00 pm

NASA Airborne Science Program

Program Manager/Executive: Andrew Roberts, NASA HQ/SMD/Earth Science

Program Scientist: Jack Kaye, NASA HQ/SMD/Earth Science



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C Public Agendas for Meetings FIRST MEETING KECK CENTER OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES, WASHINGTON, D.C. May 20, 2009 Open Session 9:15 am Welcome, Introductions, Discussion of the Steven Bohlen, Chair Committee’s Task 9:30 am Overview of the NASA Suborbital Program Cheryl Yuhas, Program Executive, Earth Science and Heliophysics Divisions, NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate (SMD) 10:20 am Discussion Committee 11:00 am NASA Sounding Rocket Program Program Manager: Phil Eberspeaker, NASA Wallops Flight Facility (WFF) Program Scientist: Wilt Sanders (for Mary Mellott), NASA HQ/SMD/Heliophysics Working LunchDiscussion 12:00 pm 1:00 pm NASA Scientific Balloon Program Program Manager: Dave Pierce, NASA WFF Program Scientist: W. Vernon Jones, NASA HQ/SMD/Astrophysics 2:00 pm NASA Airborne Science Program Program Manager/Executive: Andrew Roberts, NASA HQ/SMD/Earth Science Program Scientist: Jack Kaye, NASA HQ/SMD/ Earth Science 

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 APPENDIX C 3:15 pm Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Program Executive: Raynor Taylor, NASA Astronomy (SOFIA) HQ/SMD/Astrophysics Program Scientist: Paul Hertz, NASA SMD 4:15 pm Discussion with Speakers Committee Working Reception and Dinner 5:30 pm Discussion of Presentations 8:00 pm Adjourn for the Day May 21, 2009 Open Session 8:00 am Working Breakfast 8:30 am Introductions, Review the Previous Day’s Steven Bohlen, Chair Presentations and the Day’s Agenda 9:00 am Discussion Committee 10:15 am Findings and Recommendations of the David C. Black, Universities Space Research Report Building a Better NASA Work- Association, via telecon force: Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration 11:15 am Discussion Committee 12:00 pm Working Lunch—Discuss Presentations SECOND MEETING LASP, BOuLDER, COLORADO August 19, 2009 Open Session 8:40 am Welcome from LASP Dan Baker, LASP 8:50 am Introductions, Opening Remarks, Discussion Steven Bohlen, Chair of the Agenda, and Procedures for the Panel Sessions 9:00 am View from Congressional Subcommittee on Richard M. Obermann, Staff Director, Subcom- Space and Aeronautics mittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Sci- ence and Technology Committee 9:20 am Panel Discussion on Sounding Rocket Thomas Woods, LASP Research Walter M. Harris, University of Washington Dan McCammon and Ken Nordsieck, Univer- sity of Wisconsin-Madison

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 REVITALIZING NASA’S SUBORBITAL PROGRAM 11:00 am Panel Discussion on SOFIA Dan Lester, University of Texas Eric Becklin, UCLA Andrew Harris, University of Maryland Noon Working Lunch 12:45 pm Panel Discussion on Airborne Research Rick Shetter, Director of the National Sub- orbital Education and Research Center at the University of North Dakota O. Brian Toon, University of Colorado, Boulder Jim Elkins, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder 2:30 pm Panel discussion on Balloon Research Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland John Ruhl, Case Western Reserve University Jim Elkins, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder Shaul Hanany, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 3:45 pm Use of Commercial Suborbital Facilities Alan Stern, SwRI Ken Davidian, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Bretton Alexander, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, and John Gedmark, Executive Director 4:45 pm General Discussion 5:00 pm Adjourn for the Day August 20, 2009 Open Session 8:45 am Convene, Review Agenda for the Day Steven Bohlen, Chair 9:00 am Discuss Panel Presentations Committee Closed Session 5:00 pm Meeting Adjourns THIRD MEETING SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2009 BECKMAN CENTER, IRvINE, CALIFORNIA September 23, 2009 Closed Session September 24, 2009 Open Session 8:30 am Convene Steven Bohlen, Chair

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 APPENDIX C 8:35 am Panel Discussion: Education and Public Out- Erika Wagner, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- reach (EPO) and Suborbital Research nology (MIT) 9:00 am Panel Discussion: Suborbital Life Science Larry Young and Erika Wagner, MIT Research Mark Shelhamer, Johns Hopkins University 9:30 am Panel Discussion: Suborbital Physical Sci- John Pojman, Louisiana State University ence Research Steve Collicott, Purdue University Josh Colwell, University of Central Florida 10:00 am Panel Discussion: Suborbital Hypervelocity Richard Miles, Princeton University Research Closed Session September 25, 2009 Closed Session 1:00 pm Meeting Adjourns