Skip to Main Content
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Space Studies Board
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
About the SSB
Board Members & Meetings
News & Events
Standing Committees
Decadal Surveys
Current Projects
Completed Projects
Reports By Year
Quarterly Newsletter
Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Internships

Contact Us

Space Studies Board
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 334-3477
Fax: (202) 334-3701

Bookmark and Share 

  Follow us on Twitter 


David Spergel, Chair | Michael Moloney,  Director

The Space Studies Board provides an independent, authoritative forum for information and advice on all aspects of space science and applications.

News & Events
August 3-14, 2015 Focus Meeting on Global Coordination of Ground and Space Astrophysics and Heliophysics at the IAU
September 2-4, 2015 Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats Committee Meeting and Symposium
View Agenda
September 16-17, 2015 Committee on Astrobiology and Planetary Science, Irvine, CA
October 8-10, 2015 Review of Progress Toward the Decadal Survey Vision in New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
October 9-10, 2015 Forum for New Leaders in Space Science, Shanghai, China
October 14-15, 2015 Committee on Solar and Space Physics, Washington, DC
October 22-23, 2015 Achieving Science Goals with CubeSats, Washington, DC
October 27-29, 2015 (TBC) Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space, Washington, DC
November 3-4, 2015 Space Studies Board Fall Meeting, Irvine, CA
Our Activities



Recent Publications 
no_cover_imageThe Space Science Decadal Surveys:
Lessons Learned and Best Practices(2015)
 sharing the adventure studentSharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary 
 OIR coverOptimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System(2015) 
 solar and space overview  coverSolar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society: An Overview (2014) 
Pathaways to explorationPathways to Exploration—Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration 
2014 AFTAEvaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2014) 
2014 HAARPOpportunities for High-Power, High-Frequency Transmitters to Advance Ionospheric/Thermospheric Research: Report of a Workshop (2014)           
no_cover_imageReview of the Draft 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan 
2013 landsat and beyondLandsat and Beyond: Sustaining and Enhancing the Nation's Land Imaging Program 
2013 solar and space physcis Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society 
2012 ESAS Midterm assessmentEarth Science and Applications from Space:
A Midterm Assessment of NASA's Implementation of the Decadal Survey
2012 NTR ReportNASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities:
Restoring NASA's Technological Edge and Paving the Way for a New Era in Space
2012 recapturing

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration: Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era

2012 vision and voyages

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022


 2010 new worlds new horizons astro 2010 reportNew Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics