- Press Release
- Dec 5, 2022
NASA Robotic and Human Exploration Strategic Roadmap Committee Charter
CHARTER OF THE
ROBOTIC AND HUMAN LUNAR EXPLORATION
STRATEGIC ROADMAP COMMITTEE
ESTABLISHMENT AND AUTHORITY
The NASA Administrator hereby establishes the NASA Robotic and Human Lunar Exploration Strategic
Roadmap Committee (the “Committee”), having determined that it is in the public interest in
connection with the performance of Agency duties under the law, and with the concurrence of the
General Services Administration, pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C.
App. §§ 1 et seq.
PURPOSE AND DUTIES
- The Committee shall draw on the expertise of its members and other sources to provide advice and
recommendations to NASA on undertaking robotic and human exploration of the Moon to further science
and to enable sustained human and robotic exploration of Mars and other destinations.
Recommendations, to be provided by the Committee, will help guide Agency program prioritization,
budget formulation, facilities and human capital planning, and technology investment.
- The Committee shall function solely as an advisory body and will comply fully with the provisions
of the FACA.
- The Committee reports to the Associate Deputy Administrator for Systems Integration (ADA-SI) and
to the Administrator.
- The Committee Co-Chair(s) shall be appointed by the Administrator. The remaining Committee
members shall be appointed by the ADA-SI. Membership will be selected to assure a balanced
representation of expertise and points of view within the government, academia, and private industry
in scientific and technological areas relevant to the Nation’s space policy.
- Members will be appointed for a 15-month term, renewable at the discretion of the ADA-SI.
However, members serve at the discretion of the ADA-SI.
SUBCOMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES
Subcommittees and/or task forces may be established to conduct special studies requiring an effort
of limited duration. Such subcommittees and/or task forces will report their findings and
recommendations to the Committee. However, if the committee is terminated, all subcommittees and/or
task forces will terminate.
- The Committee will meet approximately three to four times during a 15-month period. Meetings will
be open to the public unless it is determined that the meeting, or a portion of the meeting, shall
be closed in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, or that the meeting is not covered
- The Executive Secretary of the Committee shall be appointed by the ADA-SI and shall serve as the
Designated Federal Official.
- The Advanced Planning and Integration Office will provide staff support and operating funds for
the Committee and is responsible for reporting requirements of section 6(b) of the FACA.
- The operating costs for its expected duration of 15 months are estimated to be $400,000 including
0.7 workyears of staff support.
The Committee shall terminate 15 months from the date of this charter unless terminated before that
date or subsequently renewed by the NASA Administrator.