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Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration (2008)

Chapter: C Committee Meeting Agendas and Speakers

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Suggested Citation:"C Committee Meeting Agendas and Speakers." National Research Council. 2008. Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12045.
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Suggested Citation:"C Committee Meeting Agendas and Speakers." National Research Council. 2008. Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12045.
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Suggested Citation:"C Committee Meeting Agendas and Speakers." National Research Council. 2008. Managing Space Radiation Risk in the New Era of Space Exploration. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12045.
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C Committee Meeting Agendas and Speakers The National Research Council appreciates the efforts of and the information provided by the following indi­ viduals, who volunteered their time to speak at the meetings of the Committee on the Evaluation of Radiation Shielding for Space Exploration. DECEMBER 12, 2006 9:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks James van Hoften, Committee Chair 10:00 NASA Strategy for Implementation of Vision for Space Exploration Carl Walz, Director, Advanced Capabilities Division, NASA Headquarters 11:00 Architecture to Date, Our Near and Mid Term Plans, and Technology Investment Priorities Geoffrey Yoder, NASA Headquarters 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 Plans for Affordable Fission Surface Power Systems Joseph Nainiger and Lee Mason, NASA Glenn Research Center 2:00 Radiation Environment of Moon and Mars and In-Between Patrick O’Neill, NASA Johnson Space Center 3:15 Health Risks to Astronauts in Exploration Missions Francis Cucinotta, NASA Johnson Space Center 4:15 Current and Projected Radiation Shielding Approaches and Capabilities John Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center 108

APPENDIX C 109 5:15 Closing Remarks, Announcements 5:30 Adjourn DECEMBER 13, 2006 8:30 a.m. Welcome 8:45 S pace Radiation Hazards and NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration: A Workshop Ron Turner, Committee Member 10:00 Closed Session 3:00 p.m. Adjourn FEBRUARY 21, 2007 8:00 a.m. Closed Session 9:00 H uman Exploration Vehicle RequirementsNASA’s Perspective Overview of the Constellation Program and Landers John Connolly, NASA Johnson Space Center — unar Habitats L Larry Toups, NASA Johnson Space Center — unar EVAs L Scott Cupples, NASA Johnson Space Center 12:00 p.m. Lunch 1:00 C rew Exploration Vehicle RequirementsContractor’s Perspective Tad Shelfer, Lockheed Martin Mission Services 3:15 Radiation Shielding Design Process, and Status of NASA Structures and Materials Program Lisa Simonsen, NASA Langley Research Center 4:15 Closing Discussion and Questions 5:30 Adjourn FEBRUARY 22, 2007 8:00 a.m. Welcome 8:15 Solar Forecasting Joseph Kunches, NOAA 9:15 S pace Operations—Responses to Solar Weather Enhancements Mark Weyland, NASA Johnson Space Center

110 MANAGING SPACE RADIATION RISK IN THE NEW ERA OF SPACE EXPLORATION 10:15 Wrap-up Open Session 10:45 Closed Session 4:00 p.m. Adjourn MAY 10, 2007 7:30 a.m. Closed Session 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Discussion 12:30 Radiation on Mars Francis Cucinotta, NASA Johnson Space Center Martha Clowdsley, NASA Langley Research Center 2:00 R adiation Shielding Materials Jeffrey Johnson, Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3:00 S tructures, Materials, and Mechanisms Group Sheila Thibeault, NASA Langley Research Center 3:45 O perational Decisions for Radiation David Liskowsky, NASA Office of the Chief Medical Officer Francis Cucinotta, NASA Johnson Space Center 4:30 Prioritization for Shielding and Biology at NASA Frank Sulzman, NASA Johnson Space Center 5:30 Closing Remarks James van Hoften, Committee Chair

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As part of the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), NASA is planning for humans to revisit the Moon and someday go to Mars. An important consideration in this effort is protection against the exposure to space radiation. That radiation might result in severe long-term health consequences for astronauts on such missions if they are not adequately shielded. To help with these concerns, NASA asked the NRC to further the understanding of the risks of space radiation, to evaluate radiation shielding requirements, and recommend a strategic plan for developing appropriate mitigation capabilities. This book presents an assessment of current knowledge of the radiation environment; an examination of the effects of radiation on biological systems and mission equipment; an analysis of current plans for radiation protection; and a strategy for mitigating the risks to VSE astronauts.

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