Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era of Space Exploration: An Interim Report
View larger
  • Status: Final Book
  • Downloads: 1,099
Purchase Options
Purchase Options MyNAP members save 10% online. Login or Register
Overview

Authors

Description

In response to requests from Congress, NASA asked the National Research Council to undertake a decadal survey of life and physical sciences in microgravity. Developed in consultation with members of the life and physical sciences communities, the guiding principle for the study is to set an agenda for research for the next decade that will allow the use of the space environment to solve complex problems in life and physical sciences so as to deliver both new knowledge and practical benefits for humankind as we become a spacefaring people.

The project's statement of task calls for delivery of two books--an interim report and a final survey report. Although the development of specific recommendations is deferred until the final book, this interim report does attempt to identify programmatic needs and issues to guide near-term decisions that are critical to strengthening the organization and management of life and physical sciences research at NASA.

Topics

  • Space and Aeronautics — Space Exploration and Development
  • Space and Aeronautics — Space Systems and Hardware

Publication Info

46 pages | 8.5 x 11
Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-15712-4
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-xiv
Executive Summary 1-2
1 Rationale and Basic Issues 3-7
2 Programmatic Issues 8-18
3 Research on the International Space Station 19-30
Appendix: Statement of Task 31-32
Related Resources
Research Tools

Suggested Citation

National Research Council. Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era of Space Exploration: An Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2010.

Import this citation to:

Copyright Information

The National Academies Press (NAP) has partnered with Copyright Clearance Center's Rightslink service to offer you a variety of options for reusing NAP content. Through Rightslink, you may request permission to reprint NAP content in another publication, course pack, secure website, or other media. Rightslink allows you to instantly obtain permission, pay related fees, and print a license directly from the NAP website. The complete terms and conditions of your reuse license can be found in the license agreement that will be made available to you during the online order process. To request permission through Rightslink you are required to create an account by filling out a simple online form. The following list describes license reuses offered by the National Academies Press (NAP) through Rightslink:

  • Republish text, tables, figures, or images in print
  • Post on a secure Intranet/Extranet website
  • Use in a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Distribute via CD-ROM
  • Photocopy

Click here to obtain permission for the above reuses. If you have questions or comments concerning the Rightslink service, please contact:

Rightslink Customer Care
Tel (toll free): 877/622-5543
Tel: 978/777-9929
E-mail: customercare@copyright.com
Web: http://www.rightslink.com

To request permission to distribute a PDF, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-624-6242 for pricing.

To request permission to translate a book published by the National Academies Press or its imprint, the Joseph Henry Press, please click here to view more information.

Related Books more

More by the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board more

More by the Space Studies Board more