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National Academy of Sciences Announcement of Opportunity to Submit Input to Study on Human Spaceflight

By SpaceRef Editor
June 13, 2013
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The U.S. National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies is currently conducting a congressionally-requested study to examine the goals, core capabilities, and direction of human spaceflight. This study, which is being carried out by the NRC’s Committee on Human Spaceflight, will provide findings and recommendations to guide the U.S. human spaceflight enterprise in a sustainable manner. The Committee on Human Spaceflight recognizes the importance of reaching out to the communities interested in human exploration and is using several approaches to solicit input regarding the motivations, goals, and the possible evolution of human spaceflight. One important source of input is the call for short papers from communities around the world with an interest in human spaceflight.

The Committee on Human Spaceflight invites interested individuals and groups to submit input papers describing their own ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision for a suggested future.

For more information on the committee and the goals of the study, please see the statement of task at

Submissions must be made through no later than July 9, 2013. All submitted white papers will be made public.

SpaceRef staff editor.