Review of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program: An Interim Report

Review of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program: An Interim Report

By: Committee to Review NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program (author), National Research Council (author), Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author)Paperback

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Description

To meet the objectives of the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE), NASA must develop a wide array of enabling technologies. For this purpose, NASA established the Exploration Technology Development Program (ETDP). Currently, ETDP has 22 projects underway. In the report accompanying the House-passed version of the FY2007 appropriations bill, the agency was directed to request from the NRC an independent assessment of the ETDP. This interim report provides an assessment of each of the 22 projects including a quality rating, an analysis of how effectively the research is being carried out, and the degree to which the research is aligned with the VSE. To the extent possible, the identification and discussion of various cross-cutting issues are also presented. Those issues will be explored and discussed in more detail in the final report.

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Committee to Review NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program, National Research Council

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Brief Assessments of ETDP Projects; 4 2 Cross-Cutting Issues; 5 A Statement of Task; 6 B Committee Member Biographies; 7 C Questions Used by the Committee to Gather Data on Each Project; 8 D Definitions for Technology Readiness Levels; 9 E Acronyms

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309119436
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 74
  • ID: 9780309119436
  • ISBN10: 030911943X

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