Research to enable human space missions -- new report

March 31, 2011

RECAPTURING A FUTURE FOR SPACE EXPLORATION: LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH FOR A NEW ERA, a new report from the National Research Council, identifies life and physical sciences research priorities for NASA in the next decade that could eventually enable human space exploration missions, including sending humans to Mars. The report also examines the role of the International Space Station in this research.

Advance copies will be available to reporters only beginning at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, April 4. THE REPORT IS EMBARGOED AND NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE BEFORE 11 A.M. EDT TUESDAY, APRIL 5. To obtain copies of the report, reporters should contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu.
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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