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2014  

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Pathways to Exploration—Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration

  
2014 AFTA

Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
 2014 HAARP
Opportunities for High-Power, High-Frequency Transmitters to Advance Ionospheric/Thermospheric Research: Report of a Workshop         

 2014 SSB annual Report

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2013

2013  

2013 landsat and beyond

Landsat and Beyond: Sustaining and Enhancing the Nation's Land Imaging Program  
 

 
2013 Lessons Learned
 

 

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Review of the Draft 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan

 

2012  

2013 solar and space physcis

Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society

 

2012 Solar Variability

The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate:
A Workshop Report
 

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NASA's Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus

2012 ESAS Midterm assessment

Earth Science and Applications from Space:
A Midterm Assessment of NASA's Implementation of the Decadal Survey

 2012 icy bodies

Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies

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2020 Vision: An Overview of New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 

2012 NTR Report

NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities:
Restoring NASA's Technological Edge and Paving the Way for a New Era in Space

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Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid

 

2012 Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model

Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation

 

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Space Studies Board Annual Report 2011
 

2012 vision and voyages

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science 2013-2022 Booklet Version

 
2011  

sharing the adventure

Sharing the Adventure with the Public--
The Value of Excitement: Summary of a Workshop 

2011 Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010 

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2010

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Research for a Future in Space: The Role of Life and Physical Sciences

2012 vision and voyages

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

2011 Panel reprot Implementing New Worlds New Horizons

Report of the Panel on Implementing Recommendations from the New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey

 2012 recapturing

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

2010  

2010 new worlds new horizons astro 2010 report

New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Collaboration on Space and Earth Science Missions

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Panel Reports--New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics 

 

2010 Space studies board annual report 2009

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2009

 

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Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era of Space Exploration: An Interim Report

 

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 Controlling Cost Growth of NASA Earth and Space Science Missions

2010 Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program
 

 

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Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Final Report

 2009 near earth objects interim report

Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies:Interim Report

 

2010 Forging the Future of Space Science

Forging the Future of Space Science:
The Next 50 Years

  
2009  
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Space Studies Board Annual Report 2008

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Approaches to Future Space Cooperation and Competition in a Globalizing World: Summary of a Workshop

 

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America’s Future in Space: Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs
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Radioisotope Power Systems: An Imperative for Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Space Exploration
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Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Mars Sample Return Missions
 
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Severe Space Weather Events-Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts Workshop Report: Extended Summary
 

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A Performance Assessment of NASA’s Heliophysics Program

 

2010 Enabling Foundation  for NASAs Earth and Space
An Enabling Foundation for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions 

defending planet earth
Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Final Report

 
 2008  

 

Satellite Observations to Benefit Science and Society: Recommended Missions for the Next Decade

 

 

Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft: Elements of a Strategy to Recover Measurement Capabilities Lost in Program Restructuring

2008 Launching Science

Launching Science:
Science Opportunities Provided by NASA's Constellation System

 

 
 
Science Opportunities Enabled by NASA's Constellation System: Interim Report



Opening New Frontiers in Space: Choices for the Next New Frontiers Announcement of Opportunity

 


United States Civil Space Policy: Summary of a Workshop

 

Space Studies Board Annual Report 2007

 

Space Science and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Summary of a Workshop

 

 

 2007  

 
Assessment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute

 
Grading NASA's Solar System Exploration Program: A Midterm Review

 
Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft: A Workshop Report

 

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2006

 
NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation

 

 
The Limits of Organic Life in Planetary Systems

 
Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers

 
The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon: Final Report

 

 
An Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars

 
Decadal Science Strategy Surveys: Report of a Workshop

 
Building a Better NASA Workforce: Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration

 

 
Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System

 
A Performance Assessment of NASA's Astrophysics Program

 

 
Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond

 
 2006  

 
Space Radiation Hazards and the Vision for Space Exploration: Report of a Workshop

 
A Review of NASA's 2006 Draft Science Plan: Letter Report

 

 
The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon: Interim Report

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2005

 
Assessment of NASA's Mars Architecture 2007-2016

 

 
An Assessment of Balance in NASA's Science Programs

 
Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report

 
Distributed Arrays of Small Instruments for Solar-Terrestrial Research: Report of a Workshop

 
Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Venus Missions: Letter Report

 
Principal-Investigator-Led Missions in the Space Sciences

 
Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars

 
 2005  

 
Review of the Science Requirements for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array

 
The Review of Progress in Astronomy and Astrophysics toward the Decadal Vision (The Mid-Course Review)

 

 
Review of NASA Plans for the International Space Station

 
Extending the Effective Lifetimes of Earth Observing Research Missions

 

 
Priorities in Space Science Enabled by Nuclear Power and Propulsion

 
Review of Goals and Plans for NASA's Space and Earth Sciences

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2004
PDF

 

 
Earth Science and Applications from Space: Urgent Needs and Opportunities to Serve the Nation

 
The Astrophysical Context of Life

 
Science in NASA's Vision for Space Exploration

 

  
 2004  

 
Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope: Final Report

 
Understanding the Sun and Solar System Plasmas: Future Directions in Solar and Space Physics

 
Utilization of Operational Environmental Satellite Data: Ensuring Readiness for 2010 and Beyond

 

 
Exploration of the Outer Heliosphere and the Local Interstellar Medium: A Workshop Report

 

 
Solar and Space Physics and Its Role in Space Exploration

 
Terrestrial Planet Finder Mission (TPF)-Letter Report

 
Assessment of Options for Extending the Life of the Hubble Space Telescope-Letter Report (Interim report)

 

 
Plasma Physics of the Local Cosmos

 
Steps to Facilitate Principal-Investigator-Led Earth Science Missions

 
Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program: A Summary Report of a Workshop on National Space Policy

 

  
 2003  

 
New Frontiers in Solar System Exploration

 
The Sun to the Earth - and Beyond: Panel Reports

 
Assessment of NASA's Draft 2003 Earth Science Enterprise Strategy - letter report

 

 
Assessment of NASA's Draft 2003 Space Science Enterprise Strategy - letter report

 

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2002

 
Satellite Observations of the Earth's Environment: Accelerating the Transition of Research to Operations

 
Using Remote Sensing in State and Local Government: Information for Management and Decision Making

 

 2003 new frontiers in solar system popular version
New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy

 
 2002  

 
Assessment of Directions in Microgravity and Physical Sciences Research at NASA

 
Toward New Partnerships in Remote Sensing: Government, the Private Sector, and Earth Science Research

 

 
Review of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Applications Program Plan

 
Factors Affecting the Utilization of the International Space Station for Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences

 

 
Review of the Redesigned Space Interferometry Mission (SIM) -letter report

 
Space Studies Annual Report, 2001

 
Life in the Universe: An Examination of United States and International Programs in Astrobiology

 
The Sun to Earth-and Beyond: A Decadal Research Strategy in Solar and Space Physics

 
Assessment of the Usefulness and Availability of NASA's Earth and Space Mission Data

 

 
The Quarantine and Certification of Martian Samples

 

  
 2001  

 
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium: An Overview

 
Astronomy and Astrophysics in the New Millennium

 
Signs of Life: A Report Based on the April 2000 Workshop on Life Detection Techniques

 

 
Transforming Remote Sensing Data into Information and Applications

 

 
The Mission of Microgravity and Physical Sciences Research at NASA


Readiness Issues Related to Research in the Biological and Physical Sciences on the International Space Station

 
Assessment of Mars Science and Mission Priorities

 
Scientific Assessment of the Descoped Mission Concept for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST) -Letter Report

 

 
U.S. Astronomy and Astrophysics: Managing an Integrated Program Committee on the Organization and Management of Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 2000

 
Issues in the Integration of Research and Operational Satellite Systems for Climate Research—II

 

 
 2000  

 
Interim Assessment of Research and Data Analysis in NASA's Office of Space Science

 
Ensuring the Climate Record from the NPP and NPOESS Meteorological Satellites

 

 
Issues in the Integration of Research and Operational Satellite Systems for Climate Research—I

 
Federal Funding of Astronomical Research

 
Review of NASA's Biomedical Research Program

 
Review of NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Research Strategy for 2000-2010

 

 
Assessment of Mission Size Trade-offs for NASA's Earth and Space Science Missions

 
Space Studies Board Annual Report 1999

 
Microgravity Research in Support of Technologies for the Human Exploration and Development of Space and Planetary Bodies

 

 
Preventing the Forward Contamination of Europa

 
On Scientific Assessment of Options for the Disposal of the Galileo Spacecraft: Letter Report

 

 
Review of NASA's Office of Space Science Strategic Plan: Letter Report

 
On Assessment of NASA's 2000 Science and Mission Roadmap: Letter Report

 

 
The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs

 
On Continuing Assessment of Technology Development in NASA's Office of Space Science

 
Review of Scientific Aspects of the NASA Triana Mission

 
Future Biotechnology Research on the International Space Station

 

 
Radiation and the International Space Station: Recommendations to Reduce Risk

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