Today is the final day for official comments on the appointments made to an NRC committee to study “The Role and Scope of Mission-Enabling Activities in NASA’s Space and Earth Science Missions,” through the Space Studies Board at the NRC.
You can read the full description of the committee’s purpose. An excerpt:
The study will identify the appropriate roles for mission-enabling activities and metrics for assessing their effectiveness. It also will evaluate how, from a strategic perspective, decisions should be made about balance between mission-related and mission-enabling elements of the overall program as well as balance between various elements within the mission-enabling component.
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