National Research Council Report Identifies and Prioritizes Key Technologies for NASA

Press Release From: National Research Council
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

image In 2010 NASA created 14 draft technology roadmaps to help guide and prepare for the agency's future space exploration and mission needs. Using these draft roadmaps as a point of departure, a new National Research Council report, NASA SPACE TECHNOLOGY ROADMAPS AND PRIORITIES: RESTORING NASA'S TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE AND PAVING THE WAY FOR A NEW ERA IN SPACE, identifies and prioritizes key technologies needed for NASA to make advances in earth and space sciences. It also details how the effectiveness of the technology development program can be enhanced in the face of scarce resources.

Advance copies of the report will be available to reporters only beginning at 2 p.m. EST Tuesday, Jan. 31. The report is embargoed and not for public release before 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 1. To obtain an embargoed copy, contact the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

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