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.”