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July 24, 2009
Human Space Flight Review Committee Announces Meeting Agendas
WASHINGTON -- The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee will hold public meetings July 28, 29, 30, Aug. 5 and 12. The meetings are open to news media representatives. No registration is required, but seating is limited to the location's capacity. Agenda times are approximate and subject to change.

The first meeting will be July 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd. in League City, Texas.

The agenda is:
10 a.m.:     Committee chairman Norm Augustine opening remarks
10:30 a.m.:     Mike Coats, director, NASA's Johnson Space Center
11 a.m.:     Congressional perspective (presenters TBD)
Noon:     Lunch break
12:30 p.m.:     NASA Constellation projects managed at Johnson
1:30 p.m.:     International Space Station/space shuttle subgroup (Sally Ride, moderator)
3:30 - 4: p.m.:     Public comment period

The second session will be July 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT at the Davidson/U.S. Space and Rocket Center, 1 Tranquility Base, in Huntsville, Ala.

The agenda is:
8 a.m.:     Robert Lightfoot, director, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
8:30 a.m.:     Low Earth Orbit Access subgroup briefing (Bo Bejmuk, moderator)
10 a.m.:     NASA Constellation projects managed at Marshall
11a.m.:     Congressional perspective (presenters TBD)
Noon:     Lunch break
1 p.m.:     NASA Constellation projects continued
2 p.m.:     Integration subgroup briefing (Lester Lyles, moderator)
3:30 - 4 p.m.:      Public comment period

The third public session will be July 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT at the Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Grand Ballroom, 1550 North Atlantic Ave., in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

The agenda is:
8 a.m.:      Bob Cabana, director, NASA's Kennedy Space Center
8:30 a.m.:      Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit subgroup (Ed Crawley, moderator)
11 a.m.:      Congressional perspective (presenters TBD)
Noon:      Lunch break
1 p.m.:      NASA Constellation projects managed at Kennedy
2:30 p.m.:      Public comment period
3 - 4 p.m.:      Committee public deliberations

Following each meeting, committee chairman Norman Augustine will be available to answer questions from reporters. NASA Television will carry the meetings and news conferences live on the agency's media channel. The events also can be viewed on NASA's Web site.

The committee is planning two public meetings in Washington on Aug. 5 and 12. The Aug. 5 meeting is planned from 8 a.m. to noon EDT at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P St. NW.

The Aug. 12 session is expected to be the committee's final public meeting. It is planned from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Agendas will be released when finalized.

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


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


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


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