Presentations to the ASEB and SSB May 12-15, 2009

Presentations to the ASEB and SSB May 12-15, 2009

These are the Powerpoint presentations to the National Research Council’s Space Studies Board (SSB) and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) meetings in May 2009. The meetings of the two Boards were organized to overlap so there could be one joint meeting day when they could receive briefings on and discuss topics of mutual interest. ASEB met May 12-13, and SSB met May 13-15, with the 13th as the joint day. Only those presentations related to space activities are provided below. ASEB also heard from Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, and Vicki Cox, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Senior Vice President for NextGen and Operations Planning Services. Those presentations may be available by contacting ASEB at

May 12 (ASEB)

George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, FAA, “Commercial Space Transportation Update”

May 13 (ASEB and SSB)

Christopher Scolese, Acting NASA Administrator, “NASA FY2010 Budget Request Overview”
Gale Allen, Director, Strategic Integration and Management, NASA Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, “Exploration Systems Mission Directorate: FY2010 Budget”
Lynn Cline, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA Space Operations Mission Directorate, “FY2010 Budget Highlights”

May 14 (SSB)

Chuck Gay, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA Science Mission Directorate, “FY2010 Budget Overview”
Mary Kicza, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Satellites and Information Services
Richard Behnke, NSF, “Overview of the Upper Atmosphere Research Section”

May 15 (SSB)

John Rush, NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation Office, “NASA Plan for Development of Optical Communication for Space Applications”

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