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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
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
Space Studies Board Fall Meeting November 3-5, 2015, Irvine, CA
November 3-4, 2015 Space Studies Board Fall Meeting, Irvine, CA
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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