July 1, 2012


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Charles Kennel, Chair | Michael Moloney,  Director

The Space Studies Board provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications.

News & Events
June 21-22, 2012 Planning Committee on Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space: A Workshop, Irvine, CA
June 25-27, 2012 NASA's Strategic Direction (DEPS Led) Washington, DC
July 10-11, 2012 Committee on Earth Studies and Applications from Space (CESAS), Washington, DC
July 14-22, 2012 COSPAR, Mysore, India
July 26-27, 2012 NASA's Strategic Direction (DEPS led) Washington, DC
Our Projects


Recent Publications
no_cover_imageEarth Science and Applications from Space:
A Midterm Assessment of NASA's Implementation of the Decadal Survey
no_cover_imageAssessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies 
2012 Euclid Report coverAssessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid
2012 Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model

Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation

2012 NTR ReportNASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities:
Restoring NASA's Technological Edge and Paving the Way for a New Era in Space
sharing the adventureSharing the Adventure with the Public--The Value of Excitement: Summary of a Workshop
2011 Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010
2012 recapturing

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration: Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era

2012 vision and voyages

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022


2011 Panel reprot Implementing New Worlds New HorizonsReport of the Panel on Implementing Recommendations from New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey
2011 impediments report coverAssessment of Impediments to Interagency Collaboration on Space and Earth Science Missions
 2010 new worlds new horizons astro 2010 reportNew Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics


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