Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee-Options and Decisions on Human Exploration Discussion August 5, 2009. These are Augustine Panel member Ed Crawley’s Powerpoint slides.

This article elborates on the meaning of the slides. Presidential Panel Narrows Options for NASA’s Future.

All presentations from the August 5th meeting.

Note from Karen Shea – My only question about the options is, why the Lunar Global option extends the life of the ISS? ISS is unnecessary for a lunar goal unlike Mars are NEO’s. The inclusion of the 5 year extension of ISS operations in this option adds significant unnecessary costs of maintenance and transportation to and from the ISS, to this option.

If the committee feels strongly that we must maintain the International Space Station capability for it own right then say it separately.

 

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