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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
Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
April 2-3, 2014
 (Joint with SSB on April 3),
Washington, DC

Space-Based Additive Manufacturing of Space Hardware
April 17-18, 2014

Irvine, CA 

Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
October 15-16, 2014



Studies in Progress

Space-Based Additive Manufacturing of Space Hardware

The National Research Council will appoint an ad hoc committee to explore the implications of space-based additive manufacturing technologies for space operations and the manufacture of space hardware.

Committee on Autonomy Research for Civil Aviation

The National Research Council will appoint an ad-hoc committee to develop a national research agenda for autonomy in civil aviation, comprised of a prioritized set of integrated and comprehensive technical goals and objectives of importance to the civil aeronautics community and the nation. The elements of the recommended research agenda for autonomy in civil aviation will be evolved from the existing state of the art, scientific and technological requirements to advance the state of the art, potential user needs, and technical research plans, programs, and activities.

Committee on Human Spaceflight

This study will review the long-term goals, core capabilities, and direction of the U.S. human spaceflight program and make recommendations to enable a sustainable U.S. human spaceflight program. 

Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable

The Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable (ARTR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities and NASA to define and explore critical issues related to NASA’s aeronautics research agenda that are of shared interest; to frame systems-level research issues; and to explore options for public-private partnerships that could support rapid, high-confidence knowledge transfer. This forum will be designed to facilitate candid dialogue among participants, to foster greater partnership among the NASA-related aeronautics community, and, where appropriate, carry awareness of consequences to the wider public.

Review of the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System
This study is led by the Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board.

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