Space Studies Board Annual Report 2007
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182 pages | 8 1/2 x 11

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Front Matter i-viii
1 Charter and Organization of the Board 1-8
2 Board and Standing Committees: Activities and Membership 9-24
3 Ad Hoc Study Committees: Activities and Membership 25-35
4 Workshops, Symposia, Meetings of Experts, and Other Special Projects 36-40
5 Summaries of Major Reports 41-41
5.1 A Performance Assessment of NASA's Astrophysics Program 42-43
5.2 An Astrobiology Strategy for the Exploration of Mars 44-50
5.3 Assessment of the NASA Astrobiology Institute 51-54
5.4 Building a Better NASA Workforce: Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration 55-62
5.5 Decadal Science Strategy Surveys: Report of a Workshop 63-65
5.6 Earth Science and Applications from Space: National Imperatives for the Next Decade and Beyond 66-78
5.7 Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System 79-85
5.8 Grading NASA's Solar System Exploration Program: A Midterm Review 86-93
5.9 The Limits of Organic Life in Planetary Systems 94-96
5.10 NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation 97-103
5.11 Options to Ensure the Climate Record from the NPOESS and GOES-R Spacecraft: A Workshop Report 104-105
5.12 Portals to the Universe: The NASA Astronomy Science Centers 106-109
5.13 The Scientific Context for Exploration of the Moon: Final Report 110-115
6 Congressional Testimony 116-117
6.1 National Imperatives for Earth and Climate Sciences 118-124
6.2 National Imperatives for Earth Science Research 125-129
6.3 Overview Hearing: Balance of Funding at NASA 130-133
6.4 NASA's Space Science Programs: Review of Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request and Issues 134-147
6.5 NASA's Earth Science and Applications Programs: Fiscal Year 2008 Budget Request and Issues 148-156
6.6 U.S. Weather and Environmental Satellites: Ready for the 21st Century? 157-161
7 Cumulative Bibliography of SSB Reports: 1958–2007 162-174
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National Research Council. Space Studies Board Annual Report 2007. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2008.

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