#HumanExplorationNASAsPathToMars

 

060514 NASA NRCZ1Q

 

 

 

 

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/deps/aseb/deps_069080

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasa-statement-on-national-research-council-report-on-human-spaceflight/#.U5A-cHKSySo

 

 

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2014-06/05/c_133384132.htm

Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U. S. Program of Human Space Exploration

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18801

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/deps/aseb/deps_069080

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/june/nasa-statement-on-national-research-council-report-on-human-spaceflight/#.U5A-cHKSySo

 

June 4, 2014

RELEASE 14-156

NASA Statement on National Research Council Report on Human Spaceflight

The following is a statement from NASA regarding the National Research Council report, “Pathways to Exploration – Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration” —

“NASA welcomes the release of this report. After a preliminary review, we are pleased to find the NRC’s assessment and identification of compelling themes for human exploration are consistent with the bipartisan plan agreed to by Congress and the Administration in the NASA Authorization Act of 2010 and that we have  been implementing ever since.

“There is a consensus that our horizon goal should be a human mission to Mars and the stepping stone and pathways thrust of the NRC report complements NASA’s ongoing approach.  The key elements of that approach include the facilitation of commercial access to low-Earth orbit to sustain fundamental human health research and technology demonstrations aboard the International Space Station (ISS); the development and evolution of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion spacecraft to enable human exploration missions in cis-lunar and deep space, including to an asteroid; and the development of game-changing technologies for tomorrow’s missions, all leading the way on a path to Mars.

“NASA has made significant progress on many key elements that will be needed to reach Mars, and we continue on this path in collaboration with industry and other nations.  We intend to thoroughly review the report and all of its recommendations.”

-end-
David Weaver
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1600
david.s.weaver@nasa.gov

Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-1600
grey.hautaluoma-1@nasa.gov

NASA news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe tohqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.
To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message with the subject line unsubscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.

Advertisements