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Statement on Importance of Supporting Planetary Exploration

September 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The AAS Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS), the world’s largest organization of professional planetary scientists, today issued a statement highlighting the discoveries of highly successful planetary missions over the last decade and the importance of supporting ongoing and future missions in light of recent budgetary discussions within NASA including the James Webb Space Telescope.

The DPS leadership stressed the importance of following the priorities identified by the planetary sciences community in the decadal survey (“Vision and Voyages”) that laid out a prioritized plan for solar system exploration from 2013 to 2022.

Full Story: http://www.astronews.us/2011-09-14-1140.html

Space Agencies Meet To Discuss A Global Exploration Roadmap

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Senior managers representing 10 space agencies from around the world met in Kyoto, Japan today to advance the Global Exploration Roadmap for coordinated space exploration.

During the past year, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has developed a long-range human exploration strategy. It begins with the International Space Station and expands human presence throughout the solar system, leading ultimately to human missions to explore the surface of Mars. The roadmap flows from this strategy and identifies two potential pathways: “Asteroid Next” and “Moon Next.”

Full Story: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/aug/HQ_11-280_Global_Roadmaps.html