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

Assessment of Solar System Exploration


Project Scope

The Space Studies Board shall convene a committee to review the alignment of NASA's Planetary Exploration Division program with previous NRC advice - primarily the reports "New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy" and several recent studies concerning Mars, such as Assessment of Mars Science and Mission Priorities. More specifically, the committee shall address the following:

1) The degree to which NASA's current solar system exploration program addresses the strategies, goals, and priorities outlined in Academy reports;

2) NASA progress toward realizing these strategies, goals and priorities; and

3) Identify any actions that could be taken to optimize the science value of the program in the context of current and forecasted resources available to it.


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