Doc Mirelson
Headquarters, Washington     
August 03, 2009
Human Space Flight Review Committee Announces Meeting Agendas

WASHINGTON -- The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will hold public meetings Aug. 5 and 12. The meetings are open to the public and news media representatives. No registration is required, but seating is limited to the locations' capacity.

The Aug. 5 meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to noon EDT at the Carnegie Institution, located at 1530 P St. NW in Washington. No press conference is scheduled on Aug. 5. The agenda is:

8:00 a.m.       Vision for Space Exploration Background (John Marburger)
8:30 a.m. Mars Society Views on U.S. Human Space Flight (Robert Zubrin)
9:00 a.m.      Science-Related Briefings:
Biological and Physical Sciences (Elizabeth Cantwell)
Earth Science (Anthony Janetos)
Astronomy and Astrophysics (Marcia Rieke)
Planetary Science (Steve Squyres)
10:30 a.m.      Arianespace Briefing (Jean-Yves Le Gall)
10:45 a.m.      EADS Briefing (Mark Kinnersley)
11:00 a.m.      Public comment period
11:15 a.m.      Committee public deliberations
Noon                Committee adjourns

The Aug. 12 meeting will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Amphitheater, located at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington. The agenda is:

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.     Committee public deliberations:
                    Discussion of final options
                    Discussion of final report
                    Discussion of close-out activities

NASA Television will carry both meetings live on the agency's media channel. The events may also be viewed on NASA's Web site. Following the Aug. 12 meeting, committee chairman Norman Augustine will be available to answer questions from news media for approximately 30 minutes.

To watch the events online, select the NASA TV media channel at:


Viewers may watch and participate in the meeting online via Ustream at:


For committee information, agendas, charter, biographies and schedules, visit:


For information about NASA and agency activities, visit:


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