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Space Studies Board Meeting

17 May 2021

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) will hold a joint public meeting of its Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) and Space Studies Board (SSB) next week, 24–27 May 2021.

Highlights of this meeting for PCOS members include:

  • Tuesday 25 May (beginning 11a Eastern/10a Central/9a Mountain/8a Pacific)
    • Address by the NASA Administrator Bill Nelson
    • Update on LISA Technology and Science — Dr. Stefano Vitale (LISA Technology Principal Investigator)
    • LISA/ESA Programmatic Plans — Dr. Fabio Favata (Head, ESA Science Planning and Community Coordination Office) and Dr. Paul McNamara, (ESA Astronomy and Astrophysics Mission Coordinator)
    • Update from NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) — Dr. Jim Reuter (STMD Associate Administrator)
  • Wednesday 26 May (beginning 11a Eastern/10a Central/9a Mountain/8a Pacific)
    • Update and Discussion with NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) — Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen (SMD Associate Administrator)
    • Keynote Science Talk — Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell
    • Update from the Committee on Astronomy & Astrophysics (CAA) — Dr. Thomas Greene and Dr. Vicky Kalogera (CAA Co-Chairs)
    • Update from the Committee on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space (CBPSS) — Dr. Dava Newman (CBPSS Co-Chair)
  • Thursday 27 May (beginning 12:30p Eastern/11:30a Central/10:30a Mountain/9:30 a Pacific)
    • Update from National Science Foundation (NSF) — Dr. Sean Jones (Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate)

More details can be found on the meeting agenda. Interested parties can watch the meeting via this livestream.

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