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Space Studies Board: Annual Report 2009
information from NASA program managers and other experts on aspects relevant to the study charge. At the March meeting the committee began to discuss approaches for responding to the study charge.
At its final meeting on May 20-23 at the National Academies’ Keck Center in Washington, D.C., the committee discussed initial findings and recommendations and began work on the study report. The draft report was submitted for external NRC review in September and approved for release in November. A prepublication version of the report, An Enabling Foundation for NASA’s Earth and Space Science Missions, was delivered to NASA and congressional offices on November 30 and was released to the public on December 4. Final printed editions of the report were disseminated in February 2010. The report’s Summary is reprinted in Chapter 5.
Lennard A. Fisk, University of Michigan (chair)
Bruce H. Margon, University of California, Santa Cruz (vice chair)
Mark R. Abbott, Oregon State University
Steven J. Battel, Battel Engineering
Yvonne C. Brill, Independent Consultant
Donald E. Brownlee, University of Washington
Richard Chapas, Battelle Eastern Science and Technology Center
Martin H. Israel, Washington University
Conilee G. Kirkpatrick, HRL Laboratories, LLC
Jennifer A. Logan, Harvard University
Robyn Millan, Dartmouth College
Richard R. Paul, Boeing Phantom Works (retired)
Guenter Riegler, NASA Ames Research Center (retired)
Mark V. Sykes, Planetary Science Institute
Joseph K. Alexander, Senior Program Officer, SSB (study director)
Victoria Swisher, Research Associate, SSB (through August)