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Meet the Steering Committee for the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

Status Report From: National Academy of Sciences
Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020

COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT
Meet the Steering Committee for the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032 

We are happy to announce the steering committee members for the National Academies' Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey.  The survey will assess key scientific questions in planetary science and astrobiology, identify priority medium- and large-class missions and other initiatives, and present a comprehensive research strategy for the 2023-2032 timeframe. 

Steering Committee Members

Committee biographies are posted on the study website.  


  • Robin Canup, NAS*, Southwest Research Institute, Co-Chair
  • Philip Christensen, Arizona State University, Co-Chair
  • Mahzarin R. Banaji, NAS*, Harvard University
  • Steve Battel, NAE**, Battel Engineering
  • Lars Borg, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Athena Coustenis, Paris Observatory
  • James Crocker, NAE**, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Retired
  • Brett Denevi, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Bethany Ehlmann, California Institute of Technology
  • Larry Esposito, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Orlando Figueroa, Orlando Leadership Enterprise, LLC
  • John Grunsfeld, Endless Frontier Associates, LLC
  • Krishan Khurana, University of California Los Angeles
  • William McKinnon, Washington University
  • Francis Nimmo, NAS*, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Carol Raymond, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Barbara Sherwood Lollar, University of Toronto
  • Amy Simon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

*Member of the National Academy of Sciences
**Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032

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