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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