Combustion

Research in Support of NASA’s Exploration Missions

Fundamental Combustion Research

Recommended Research in Combustion

Materials Science

Research in Support of NASA’s Exploration Missions

Fundamental Materials Research

Recommended Research in Materials Science

Research Prioritization and Recommendations

Fluid Physics Recommendations

Combustion Recommendations

Materials Science Recommendations

Facilities

Programmatic Recommendations

References

10 TRANSLATION TO SPACE EXPLORATION SYSTEMS

Research Issues and Technology Needs

Space Power and Thermal Management

Space Propulsion

Extravehicular Activity Systems

Life Support Systems

Fire Safety

Space Resource Extraction, Processing, and Utilization

Planetary Surface Construction

Summary and Conclusions

References

11 THE ROLE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Unique Status and Capabilities

Areas of Research on the International Space Station

Life Sciences Research on the ISS

Physical Sciences Research on the ISS

Utilizing the ISS for Research

Caveats

References

12 ESTABLISHING A LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH PROGRAM: PROGRAMMATIC ISSUES

Programmatic Issues for Strengthening the Research Enterprise

Elevating the Priority of Life and Physical Sciences Research in Space Exploration

Establishing a Stable and Sufficient Funding Base

Improving the Process for Solicitation and Review of High-Quality Research

Rejuvenating a Strong Pipeline of Intellectual Capital Through Training and Mentoring Programs

Linking Science to Mission Capabilities Through Multidisciplinary Translational Programs

Developing Commercial Sector Interactions to Advance Science, Technology, and Economic Growth

Synergies with Other National and International Agencies



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