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Human Space Flight Review — Exploration Briefings
At the request of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, NASA has established the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. The Committee will 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 review is being led by an independent, blue-ribbon panel of experts working closely with a NASA team and will be reporting progress on a regular basis to NASA leadership and the Executive Office of the President.

The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate has presented the following briefings to the committee.

Constellation Program Overview, June 17, 9:30 A.M. (15.8 MB PDF)
NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS) Program, June 17, 2:15 P.M. (5.7 MB PDF)
Constellation Projects Introduction, July 28, 2009 (3.6 MB PDF)
Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle, July 28, 2009 (8.2 MB PDF)
NASA Constellation Projects - Jeff Hanley, July 30, 2009 (32.4 MB PPT)
NASA Constellation Projects - Pepper Phillips, July 30, 2009 (10.3 MB PPT)
NASA Constellation Projects - Bob Ess, July 30, 2009 (2.09 MB PPT)
NASA Constellation Projects - Jeff Hanley, July 30, 2009 (3.28 MB PPT)
Options and Decisions on Human Exploration Discussion - Ed Crawley, August 5, 2009 (152 KB PDF)

In addition, Aerospace Corporation presented the results of their study, which was commissioned by NASA in 2008. In early 2009, NASA asked Aerospace to further refine and update their analysis based upon additional tasks. The final report is not yet complete, however these charts are an initial summary of the content and findings. The final report will be publicly released upon completion and review.

View Aerospace Corporation's charts as presented to the committee, June 17, 2:00 P.M. (196 KB PDF)

To read more about the Human Space Flight Committee, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/hsf/home/index.html