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(available remotely)

Update, March 12:  The updated agenda is posted here.  Sign-on information at bottom of second page.

Update, March 7:  Because of the coronavirus outbreak, this meeting will be held virtually instead of in-person.  This notice is posted on the committee’s website.

*Virtual Meeting Only* The March 12-13 NAC Science Committee Spring meeting now will be held as a virtual meeting only, due to the coronavirus. There will be no in-person meeting at NASA Headquarters.

Original Entry: The Science Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) will meet at NASA HQ in Washington, DC on March 12-13, 2020.  The meeting on March 12 is 9:30 am – 4:15 pm ET and on March 13 is 8:30 am – 1:00 pm ET.

The meeting will be available remotely by following the instructions in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below.

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 
announces a meeting of the Science Committee of the NASA Advisory 
Council (NAC). This Committee reports to the NAC. The meeting will be 
held for the purpose of soliciting, from the scientific community and 
other persons, scientific and technical information relevant to program 

DATES: Thursday, March 12, 2020, 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., and Friday, March 
13, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

ADDRESSES: NASA Headquarters, Room 5H41, 300 E Street SW, Washington, 
DC 20546.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Henderson, Science 
Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 
358-2355, fax (202) 358-2779, or khenderson@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to 
the capacity of the room. This meeting will also be available 
telephonically and by WebEx. You must use a touch-tone phone to 
participate in this meeting. Any interested person may dial the toll 
free number 1-888-469-1762 or toll number 1-212-287-1653, passcode 
8281293, followed by the # sign, on both days, to participate in this 
meeting by telephone. The WebEx link is https://nasaenterprise.webex.com;
the meeting number is 909 851 126 and the 
password is SC@Mar2020 (case sensitive) for both days. The agenda for 
the meeting includes the following topics:

-- Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Missions, Programs and Activities
-- FY 2021 President's Budget Request for NASA SMD
-- Moon to Mars

    Attendees will be requested to sign a register and to comply with 
NASA Headquarters security requirements, including the presentation of 
a valid picture ID to Security before access to NASA Headquarters. 
Foreign nationals attending this meeting will be required to provide a 
copy of their passport and visa in addition to providing the following 
information no less than 10 days prior to the meeting: Full name; 
gender; date/place of birth; citizenship; passport information (number, 
country, telephone); visa information (number, type, expiration date); 
employer/affiliation information (name of institution, address, 
country, telephone); title/position of attendee. To expedite 
admittance, U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (green card holders) 
are requested to provide full name and citizenship status no less than 
3 working days in advance. Information should be sent to Ms. KarShelia 
Henderson, via email at khenderson@nasa.gov or by fax at (202) 358-

    Note: As a precaution, individuals returning from China will not 
be allowed into NASA Headquarters until the 14 days of observation 
and self-care period has expired, and they are determined not to be 
infectious. Attendees to the Science Committee meeting who are 
returning from China should only participate virtually through the 
provided dial-in audio and WebEx, until the 14 days of observation 
and self-care period has expired. It is imperative that the meeting 
be held on these dates to the scheduling priorities of the key 


March 12 @ 7:00 am
March 13 @ 11:00 pm