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June 2011

 

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June 2011

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Assessment of Approaches for Using Process Safety Metrics at the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants
Assessment of Approaches for Using Process Safety Metrics at the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants

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The Department of Defense is constructing two full-scale pilot plants to destroy the last two remaining inventories of chemical weapons in the U.S. stockpile. Unlike their predecessors, these facilities will use neutralization technologies to destroy agents contained within rockets, projectiles, and mortar rounds, requiring the use of specially designed equipment. This report is intended to guide the safe and efficient operation of these two unique facilities.
Summary of the Workshop to Identify Gaps and Possible Directions for NASA's Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris Programs

Summary of the Workshop to Identify Gaps and Possible Directions for NASA's Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris Programs

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This workshop report summarizes a review of NASA's programs related to micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) and provides a discussion of whether NASA should initiate any new work in MMOD areas or change its investments to better serve efforts within the agency and beyond. 

 

 

Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internship

The Space Studies Board is pleased to welcome three new Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Interns: Rachael Alexandroff (Princeton University), Mahmuda Afrin Badhan (Mount Holyoke University), and Katie Daud (Bloomsburg University).

The goal of the internship program is to provide promising students with the opportunity to work in the area of civil space-research policy in the nation's capital. Read Gabriele Betancourt-Martinez' account of her space policy internship here, and  learn more about the program.

NASA Administrator Bolden Endorses BPA-SSB Astro2010 Implementation Report

In a recent meeting of the Space Studies Board (SSB), NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discussed the priorities of several decadal surveys of space science, including New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics-a 2010 NRC report (also known as the Astro2010 decadal survey) that was prepared by the Board on Physics and Astronomy in cooperation with the SSB. While emphasizing the key role that these decadal surveys play in NASA program planning, Dr. Bolden pointed out the difficulty of early realization of the priorities of the surveys given the current budget outlook. ( Read more)

Upcoming Meetings

Space Studies:
Committee On the Origin and Evolution of Life
June 7-8, 2011, Woods Hole, MA
Agenda
 

 
Heliophysics Steering Committee
June  14-16, 2011, Boulder, CO
Meeting Info
 

 
Planetary Protection Standards for Icy Bodies in the Outer Solar System
June 14-16, 2011, Irvine, CA
Meeting Info
 

 
A Decadal Strategy for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics)-Panel on Solar Wind-Magnetosphere Interactions
June 20-21, 2011, Washington, DC
Meeting Info
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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