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NASA SMD Planetary Science Advisory Committee Nominations Due Today

By SpaceRef Editor
April 22, 2022
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Reminder: nominations (including self-nominations) to serve on the Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) are due today (April 22, 2022). The full text of the invitation can be found at and more information on the PAC may be found at:


This is the original announcement:


The Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) supports the advisory needs of the Planetary Science Division (PSD), the Science Mission Directorate (SMD), and other mission directorates as required, as well as the NASA Administrator. The advisory scope of the PAC includes all aspects of NASA’s planetary science program, including scientific research; considerations of the development of near-term enabling technologies, systems, and computing and information management capabilities; and developments with the potential to provide long-term improvements in future mission operational systems.


Responsibility for biological planetary protection is outside the purview of the PAC. NASA’s PSD is extending an invitation for nominations for service on the PAC. Interested members of the community are invited to review the charter and to submit nominations (including self-nominations) for consideration to fill vacancies on the Committee. Additional details can be found at:


More information on the PAC may be found at:


Stephen Rinehart

Director, Planetary Research Programs

SpaceRef staff editor.