What will NASA be doing in the upcoming years? That’s a question that Congress wants answered. So the National Research Council is conducting an independent study of NASA’s strategy direction, “the steps NASA needs to take over time to accomplish its vision and mission,” writes the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to rocket scientists, they want the input of the public. The catch is, this is due today, August 17.
There’s no exact deadline on this form [UPDATED], but according to Lauren Hancock, media officer at the National Academy of Sciences, the deadline is actually midnight EST. There are nine questions, and you have 300 words or less to answer each question.
Respond now. Your view of NASA could have an impact on the space agency’s direction and budget.
I’ll be writing the NRC to suggest 1) a space-based solar power program, 2) a larger budget for space medicine, and 3) a larger budget for research on long-term effects of humans in space, and 4) a larger program for space debris removal.