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« on: July 28, 2009, 02:42:56 PM »

Via the National Space Society Space Coast Chapter's Website-
http://nssflorida.org/

What: public meeting of the Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee

When: July 30, 2009 from 8am – 4pm

Where: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront in Cocoa Beach, FL


The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee
will hold three public meetings July 28-30. The meetings are open to
news media representatives. No registration is required, but seating
is limited to location capacity.

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
Avenue, in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Agenda topics will include NASA’s
Kennedy Space Center operations, committee sub-group reports, NASA’s
Constellation program and public comments.

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 the agency’s Web site.

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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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

http://www.ustream.tv/nasatelevision

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

http://hsf.nasa.gov
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2009, 03:47:03 PM »

Human Space Flight Review Committee Announces Meeting Agendas:
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1726480/human_space_flight_review_committee_announces_meeting_agendas/index.html

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:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


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

http://www.ustream.tv/nasatelevision


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

http://hsf.nasa.gov


For information about NASA and agency activities, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov




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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2009, 03:53:51 PM »

NASA website for Review of US Human Spaceflight Plans Committee:
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/hsf/home/index.html

MP3 of League City,TX Meeting#1:
http://www.nasawatch.com/archives/2009/05/first_briefing.html

Vid of Washington, DC Meeting#2:
http://www.vimeo.com/5337092

Flickr Page for Huntsville,AL Meeting#3:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_hsf/

Transcript of Cocoa Beach,FL Meeting#4 via FLT:
http://www.floridatoday.com/content/blogs/space/2009/07/transcript-blog-from-cocoa-beach-space.shtml

Economist article:
http://www.economist.com/sciencetechnology/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14030320

Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-DC/Human-Space-Flight-Plans-Committee/103371548720


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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 04:07:28 PM »

I went to this meeting, and one thing I can say for sure is this, save for Bill Nelson, the politicians involved with this committee have NO idea what is going on. The actual scientists on this committee do though, so one of the tasks lies in getting these politicians to understand the scope of the plans laid out in the findings of the committee, as to get more funding, interest, etc.

So far from what I gather what they want to do is this: build for Mars, focus on Mars, put most money on Mars, and then TEST on Moon. The ISS might get the shaft, but realistically it has to happen. We would send out a few sorties to moon, then off to Mars. Obviously it is more complicated, and involved, but it seems that we will not be building anything permanent on the moon anytime soon. The time frame is all skewed because the realistic funding numbers are as unknown as the outcome of Schrodinger's cat. More on this to follow.
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