Review of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program

Review of NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program

An Interim Report

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Washington : National Academies Press, 2008
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780309119443
9780309119436
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (75 pages)
Additional Contributors: ProQuest (Firm)

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