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NASA Wants Your Views on Human Space Flight

By June 8, 2009

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has launched a Web site where the public can make its voice heard in the space agency’s review of planned U.S. human space flight projects as ordered by President Obama in May.

On NASA’s Review of Human Space Flight Plans Web site, visitors can interact with members of the committee undertaking space flight review. NASA is encouraging the public to provide comments or suggestions and submit questions directly to the committee. Visitors can also post comments and view the comments of others. Documents created by the committee can also be downloaded as they become available.

NASA also invites the public to attend the committee’s public meetings to be held during the study. The first meeting will be held on June 17, in Washington, D.C. Agendas will be posted on the Review of Human Space Flight Plans Web site.

As ordered by President Obama, the committee is to “conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans and programs, as well as alternatives, to ensure the nation is pursuing the best trajectory for the future of human space flight - one that is safe, innovative, affordable, and sustainable.”

“The human space flight program belongs to everyone," committee chairman Norman Augustine said in a press release. “Our committee would hope to benefit from the views of all who would care to contact us.”

Also See: Obama Orders Review of Human Space Exploration

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Comments

June 9, 2009 at 11:32 am
(1) Alcibia says:

This is a long time coming. Great idea we the taxpayers need to be more inform in what really going on at NASA. We should have a contractor rebuild the Shuadle from the groud up and use if for very heavy cargo shipment to Mars and beyoung. When we the pulbic be able to start training for SPACE FLIGHT AND TO LIVE ON BOARD THE LONG RANGE DEEP SPACE SHIP AND MARS AND OTHER PLANTES??????

MS SPACE NUT

November 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm
(2) Allen Hagstrand says:

CUTTING NASA’S BUDGET IS NOT THE WAY TO LEAD THE WORLD IN SPACE EXPLORATION AND NEW SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES.

THE UNITED STATES HAS FOREFITTED ITS’ LEAD IN SO MANY KEY INDUSTRIES. WE ARE THE WORLDS LEADER IN SPACE EXPLORATION AND ASSOCIATED DISCOVERIES. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW AREAS WE ARE LEADING RATHER THAN FOLLOWING. CANADA S. KOREA , RUSSIA ARE ALL EXPANDING THEIR PROGRAMS. WHY ARE WE CONTRACTING OURS?

WHEN YOU THINK OF THE MANY COMMUNICATION DEVICES WE TAKE FOR GRANTED, CELL PHONES, GPS, AND AERONAUTIC INPROVEMENTS, ARE ALL DRIVEN FROM THE MANY NASA PROGRAMS.

NASA’S BUDGET NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED NOT REDUCED IF WE ARE TO MAINTAIN OUR LEAD AND CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE SCIENTIFIC BREAK THROUGHS.

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