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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Public Agendas for Meetings." National Research Council. 2010. Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12862.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Public Agendas for Meetings." National Research Council. 2010. Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12862.
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3:15 pm

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA)

Program Executive: Raynor Taylor, NASA HQ/SMD/Astrophysics

Program Scientist: Paul Hertz, NASA SMD

4:15 pm

Discussion with Speakers

Committee

5:30 pm

Working Reception and Dinner—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 Presentations and the Day’s Agenda

Steven Bohlen, Chair

9:00 am

Discussion

Committee

10:15 am

Findings and Recommendations of the Report Building a Better NASA Workforce: Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration

David C. Black, Universities Space Research Association, via telecon

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 of the Agenda, and Procedures for the Panel Sessions

Steven Bohlen, Chair

9:00 am

View from Congressional Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Richard M. Obermann, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, House Science and Technology Committee

9:20 am

Panel Discussion on Sounding Rocket Research

Thomas Woods, LASP

Walter M. Harris, University of Washington

Dan McCammon and Ken Nordsieck, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Public Agendas for Meetings." National Research Council. 2010. Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12862.
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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 Suborbital 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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Public Agendas for Meetings." National Research Council. 2010. Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12862.
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8:35 am

Panel Discussion: Education and Public Out-reach (EPO) and Suborbital Research

Erika Wagner, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

9:00 am

Panel Discussion: Suborbital Life Science Research

Larry Young and Erika Wagner, MIT

Mark Shelhamer, Johns Hopkins University

9:30 am

Panel Discussion: Suborbital Physical Science Research

John Pojman, Louisiana State University

Steve Collicott, Purdue University

Josh Colwell, University of Central Florida

10:00 am

Panel Discussion: Suborbital Hypervelocity Research

Richard Miles, Princeton University

Closed Session


September 25, 2009


Closed Session

1:00 pm

Meeting Adjourns

 

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Public Agendas for Meetings." National Research Council. 2010. Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/12862.
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Suborbital flight activities, including the use of sounding rockets, aircraft, high-altitude balloons, and suborbital reusable launch vehicles, offer valuable opportunities to advance science, train the next generation of scientists and engineers, and provide opportunities for participants in the programs to acquire skills in systems engineering and systems integration that are critical to maintaining the nation's leadership in space programs. Furthermore, the NASA Authorization Act of 2008 finds it in the national interest to expand the size of NASA's suborbital research program and to consider increased funding.

Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program is an assessment of the current state and potential of NASA's suborbital research programs and a review of NASA's capabilities in this area. The scope of this review includes: existing programs that make use of suborbital flights; the status, capability, and availability of suborbital platforms; the existing or planned launch facilities for suborbital missions (including the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy); and opportunities for scientific research, training, and educational collaboration in the conduct of suborbital missions by NASA.

The findings illustrate that suborbital program elements-airborne, balloon, and sounding rockets-play vital and necessary strategic roles in NASA's research, innovation, education, employee development, and spaceflight mission success, thus providing the foundation for achievement of agency goals.

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