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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

Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable
September 11, 2014

Aeronautics Research and Technology Roundtable
September 26, 2014, Washington, DC

Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space
October 7-8, 2014, Washington, DC

Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
October 15-16, 2014



Studies in Progress

Review of the Federal Aviation Administration Research Plan on Certification of New Technologies Into the National Airspace System

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Research Council will conduct an assessment of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan for research on methods and procedures to improve both confidence in and the timeliness of certification of new technologies for their introduction into the National Airspace System (NAS).

Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable

The NRC Space Technology Industry-Government-University Roundtable (STIGUR) convenes senior-most representatives from industry, universities, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other government agencies to define and explore critical issues related to NASA's space technology research agenda.

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.

Committee for the Review of Proposals to Ohio's Third Frontier Program, 2014-2015

Continuing the previous work of the National Academies for the State of Ohio, a committee will be established to review applications to competitions of the Ohio Third Frontier (OTF) Program for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015
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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