U.S. ANNOUNCES REVIEW OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT PLANS

The Obama Administration today announced the launch of an independent review of planned U.S. human space flight activities with the goal of ensuring that the nation is on a vigorous and sustainable path to achieving its boldest aspirations in space. The review will be conducted by a blue-ribbon panel of experts led by Norman Augustine, the former CEO of Lockheed Martin, who served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under Democratic and Republican presidents and led the 1990 Advisory Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program and the 2007 National Academies commission that produced the landmark report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future, as well as a number of other high-profile national
commissions.

Reactions to the new Commission

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Bob Park gets his wish: “It’s time for another Augustine Report” by Michael Huang
Augustine and Griffin from the archives – Space Politics

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Report of the Advisory Committee On the Future of the U.S. Space Program December 1990

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future

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