DEADLINE: THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
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Should NASA send people to Mars? Build a moon base? Maybe unleash a fleet of awesome robotic probes to explore the solar system?
You can now offer advice on what NASA’s plans should be. The National Research Council is conducting an independent study on NASA’s strategic direction, soliciting comments from experts in science, technology, and space policy — and they’re also asking the public to get involved.
In their public comment section, the NRC will ask what you think NASA’s vision, budget, and international collaboration program should be. But hurry — the public commenting period ends tomorrow, Aug. 17!
National Research Council Public Comment Form -- DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012:
Sources: Wired Magazine, National Research Council, NASA.
ALSO SEE -- Public comments submitted, 2012 August 17, by Glenn A. Walsh for the National Research Council's independent study of NASA's Strategic Direction:
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My research into boundary-layer theory was why does it exist? What is it that keeps that first layer of molecules stuck to a surface from a passing gas?ReplyDelete
The Van der Waals radius implicates molecular attraction gets stronger than all other forces.
So, knowing that, what would keep the molecule of gas from getting close enough? That has been my focus long enough to have something to put on the table, to let peers consider it as a strategy to eliminate the boundary-layer by keeping molecules far enough away from the solid that they can't attach themselves.
I would like to see Congress give more money to NASA for research on advancing environmental intelligence. Our satellite system, some 50+ years old, is dying at a time when we need it most. The US is not doing enough to mitigate the fact that most of the current satellites will be useless very soon, and the prospect of losing the capability to gather this data would be catastrophic to US defense, global navigation, predicting weather and understanding our oceans and climate. We need new and better satellites as well as better technology to process and communicate the data to the public and private sectors.ReplyDelete
(2) We Need More US Scientists - engaging the next generation is imperative, and many scientists relate their initial fascinations with science to visits to natural history museums, parks, nature centers, etc. I would like to see more funding put into public outreach collaborations with museums, public libraries, science centers, etc. so that more people could better understand the wonderful research that NASA is doing and how it is relevant to their lives. NASA already does have many wonderful outreach programs, but we need to significantly increase the opportunities for NASA to collaborate with these venues if we are to reach a substantial portion of the public. Museums, libraries and the like are found in every corner of the US, and if funding was increased to foster collaborations with these places I believe we stand a better chance of the public and Congress continuing to fund and support more NASA programs, and also engaging the next generation of NASA scientists.
Public comments submitted, 2012 August 17, by Glenn A. Walsh for the National Research Council's independent study of NASA's Strategic Direction:Delete
Public comments submitted, 2012 August 17, by Glenn A. Walsh for the National Research Council's independent study of NASA's Strategic Direction:ReplyDelete