NASEM Reports and Corresponding NASA Responses

Established by Congress in 1863, the National Academy of Sciences provides Congress and the Executive Branch with vital expertise to address important issues in science. Now called the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), it provides reports with objective advice to spark progress and advance science, engineering, and medicine for the benefit of society.

The listing below is from the last two years of NASEM reports and the corresponding NASA response letters. All files are PDFs.

04/24/2020 - Assessment of the Report of NASA’s Planetary Protection Independent Review Board


02/03/2020 - Progress Toward Implementation of the 2013 Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics


06/19/2019 - Finding Hazardous Asteroids Using Infrared and Visible Wavelength Telescopes


01/17/2019 - Planetary Protection Classification of Sample-Return Missions from the Martian Moons


12/20/2018 - Strategic Investments in Instrumentation and Facilities for Extraterrestrial Sample Curation and Analysis


10/10/2018 - An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe


09/25/2018 - Open Source Software Policy Options for NASA Earth and Space Sciences


09/2018 - Exoplanet Science Strategy


08/07/2018 - Visions into Voyages for Planetary Sciences in the Decade 2013-2022: A Midterm Review


06/2018 - Review and Assessment of Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes


2017 - Review of NASA's Planetary Science Division's Restructured Research and Analysis Programs


06/15/2017 - Powering Science: NASA's Large Strategic Science Missions


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