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Committee NameExploration Transportation System Strategic Roadmap CommitteeAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number24625
Original Establishment Date12/23/2004Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/22/2005Committee URL 
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date12/23/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter12/23/2006Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr
Projected Termination Date3/23/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*Dana
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityNASA Administrator Letter to Congress, 4/28/05Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Gould
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*NASA Administrator Letter to Congress, 12/23/04Designated Federal Officer Phone*757-864-7747
Effective Date Of Authority*12/23/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email* 
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee drew upon on the expertise of its members and other sources to provide advice and recommendations to NASA on developing a new launch system and crew exploration vehicle to provide transportation to and beyond low Earth orbit. Any subcommittees and/or task forces to be established to conduct special studies were to report their findings and recommendations to the Committee.
How is membership balanced?*Membership was selected to assure a balanced representation of expertise and points of view within the government, academia, and private industry.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4. Actual number of meetings - 2.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee was needed to provide a broad range of views representative from across the aerospace community to support the creation of the NASA Integrated Strategic Architecture. Recommendations to be provided by the Committee were to help guide Agency program prioritization, budget formulation,facilities and human capital planning, and technology investment.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis Committee was terminated at the direction of the NASA Administrator.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee's Strategic Roadmap was to provide strategic guidance for developing a new Space Transportation System, a system that will be at the core of NASA's Exploration mission. The committee was drawn from leaders in industry, academia, as well as government (both internal and external to NASA), and thus provided an avenue of communication with the external community.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThese Committee was to provide guidance for the planning of a long-term program (30+ years); the cost savings is unclear.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee's was to prepare a final report that provided roadmap for the development of a new Space Transporation system which identified a number of key decisions and the timeframe in which they would be made. Since the Committee was terminated prior to completion of this effort, the NASA staff prepared a Summary Report document.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe NASA prepared Summary Report contained a long range plan; implementation will take several decades to implement.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentA number of decisions pertaining to the space transportation system's launch vehicle for crew and cargo have been made.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*The Committee's Strategic Roadmap was to provide a framework for the development of the Agency's next Space Transportation System identifing milestones, options, and key decisions along with the timeframe for their resolution. The roadmap development process was to identify capabilities, facilities, human capital, and infrastructure required to develop and implement a space transportation system for the Agency's Exploration Mission.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$122,603.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$143,252.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$6,983.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$3,017.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$78,875.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$354,730.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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