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NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC) SCIENCE COMMITTEE, Aug 29-30, 2023, public participation virtual only

Update, August 29, 8:10 am ET: The agenda still is not posted on the NAC Science committee website, but NASA kindly emailed us a copy of the updated version.

Update, August 25:  NASA has provided SpacePolicyOnline.com with a copy of the draft agenda for the meeting, which indicates the committee is meeting in person in Pasadena, CA, so it is only the public that is limited to virtual participation.

The meeting is 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Pacific Time (12:00-5:00 pm Eastern) on August 29 and 8:30 am-3:00 pm Pacific Time (11:30 am-6:00 pm Eastern) on August 30.

The agenda should be posted on the committee’s website soon.

Original Entry: The NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Science Committee will meet August 29-30, 2023.

The meeting is listed in the Federal Register as 9:05 am -2:00 pm PACIFIC Time on August 29 (12:05-5:00 pm Eastern) and 8:30 am -3:00 pm PACIFIC time on August 30 (11:30 am-6:00 pm Eastern) even though it also says the meeting is virtual.

NASA usually expresses meeting times in Eastern time if the event is completely virtual. Public participation is virtual only whether committee members are meeting in person somewhere in the Pacific time zone like JPL or virtually, but it’s possible the times listed are in fact Eastern Daylight Time. Check the committee’s website for definitive information closer to the meeting date (the meeting is not posted there as of August 6).

More information is 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:  Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 9:05 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Pacific Time; 
and Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Pacific Time.

ADDRESSES: Public attendance will be virtual only. See dial-in and 
Webex information below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. KarShelia Kinard, Science Mission 
Directorate, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358-2355 or 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As noted above, this meeting is virtual and 
will take place telephonically and via Webex. Any interested person 
must use a touch-tone phone to participate in this meeting. The Webex 
connectivity information for each day is provided below. For audio, 
when you join the Webex event, you may use your computer or provide 
your phone number to receive a call back, otherwise, call the U.S. toll 
conference number listed for each day.
    On Tuesday, August 29, the event address for attendees is: 
    The event number is 2763 795 4022 and the event password is NACSC1 
(622721 from phones and video systems). If needed, the U.S. toll 
conference number is 1-510-210-8882 and the access code is 
    On Wednesday, August 31, the event address for attendees is: 
    The event number is 2763 503 8009 and the event password is NACSC2 
(622722 from phones and video systems). If needed, the U.S. toll 
conference number is 1-510-210-8882 and the access code is 
    The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

--Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Missions, Programs and Activities

    It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates due to the 
scheduling priorities of the key participants.


August 29, 2023 @ 7:00 am
August 30, 2023 @ 11:00 pm