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Welcome to the home page of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB). The ASEB provides an independent, authoritative forum for space engineering and aeronautics research within the National Research Council the operating arm of The National Academies.

News and Events 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems
September 26-28, 2017
Washington, DC



October 9, 2017

Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
October 11-13, 2017
Irvine, CA

October 31-November 2, 2017
Irvine, CA

March 9, 2018


Activities in Progress

Assessing the Risks of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will appoint an ad hoc committee with representation from industry, academia and government to undertake a study to evaluate the potential of probabilistic assessments of risks and other risk assessment methods for streamlining the process of integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the national airspace system (NAS) and identify supporting research and development opportunities in this field.

Aviation Safety Assurance

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene an ad hoc committee to create a national research agenda for the development of the suite of tools needed to support a prototype integrated safety monitoring and assurance system that detects, predicts, and prevents safety problems in the national airspace system in real time, particularly with regard to the safety of commercial transports.

Committee on A Midterm Assessment of Implementation of the Decadal Survey on Life and Physical Sciences Research at NASA (joint with SSB)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine shall convene an ad hoc committee to review the progress of NASA's Space Life and Physical Sciences Research and Application program in addressing the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in the 2011 NRC decadal survey report, Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration, Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era.

Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable

The Space Technology-Industry-Government-University Roundtable (STIGUR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities, NASA, and other government agencies to define and explore critical issues related to NASA's space technology research agenda that are of shared Interest; to frame systems-level research issues; and to explore options for public-private partnerships. This forum is designed to facilitate candid dialogue among attendees to foster greater partnership among the NASA-related space technology community, and, where appropriate, carry awareness of consequences to the wider public.

Standing Activities

Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space

The overarching purpose of the committee is to support scientific progress in space research in the biological, medical, and physical sciences and assist the federal government in integrating and planning programs in these fields. The scope for CBPSS spans plant and microbial biology, animal and human physiology, and basic and applied physical sciences, in the context of understanding the role of gravity in living and physical systems in order to develop capabilities required for space exploration, and using the space environment as a tool of science to advance knowledge.


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