Status Report

Notice of Establishment of the NASA Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars Strategic Roadmapping Committee

By SpaceRef Editor
November 18, 2004
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[Federal Register: November 18, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 222)]
[Page 67610-67611]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []


[Notice 04-127]

NASA Advisory Council; Notice of Establishment Pursuant to the
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. Sec. Sec. 1 et seq.

AGENCY: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Explanation of Need: The Administrator of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration has determined that the establishment of a
NASA Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars Strategic Roadmapping
Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with
the performance of duties imposed upon NASA by law. This determination
follows consultation with the Committee Management Secretariat, General
Services Administration.

Name of Committee: NASA Robotic and Human Exploration of Mars
Strategic Roadmapping Committee.

Purpose and Objective: The Committee will advise NASA Administrator
on Mars exploration, including robotic exploration of Mars to search
for evidence of life, to understand the history of the solar system,
and to prepare for future human exploration. The Committee will draw on
the expertise of its members and other sources to provide its advice
and recommendations to the Agency. The Committee will hold meetings and
make site visits as necessary to accomplish their responsibilities. The
Committee will function solely as an advisory board and will comply
fully with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Lack of Duplication of Resources: The Committee’s functions cannot
be performed by the agency, another existing committee, or other means
such as a public meeting.

Fairly Balanced Membership: The Committee will consist of a balance
of experts from within the government, private industry, and academia.
In addition, there may be additional experts selected for Subcommittees
or Task Forces. Members of the Committee, Subcommittee or Task Forces
will be chosen from among industry, academia, and government with
recognized knowledge and expertise in specific areas across the NASA’s
portfolio. Total membership will reflect a fairly balanced view.

Duration: Ad hoc.

Responsible NASA Official: Dr. Marc Allen, Advanced Planning and
Integration Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 300
E Street,

SW., Washington, DC 20546, telephone (202) 358-0733.

P. Diane Rausch,
Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space
[FR Doc. 04-25553 Filed 11-17-04; 8:45 am]


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