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Committee NameSolar System Exploration Strategic Roadmap CommitteeAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number24623
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 PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date3/23/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*Carl
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityNASA Administrator Letter to Congress, 4/28/05Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Pilcher
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*NASA Administrator Letter to Congress, 12/23/04Designated Federal Officer Phone*358-0291
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 met to hear presentations from individuals expert in the scientific and technical aspects of their charter (to search for evidence of life, to understand the history of the solar system, to search for resources, and to support human exploration.). The committee members discussed these presentations in the context of their own expertise and identified areas to be studied further between meetings, with the intention of producing a roadmap identifying critical investigations to be undertaken by NASA to further specific areas of scientific inquiry.
How is membership balanced?*The membership appointments attempted to strike a balanced distribution, suitable for its specific focus, with broad representation from government, industry, and the academic community.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee met 3 times during its period of performance. The meetings followed agendas prepared in advance that were designed to ensure a full exposure of issues related to its charter and to permit adequate discussion of these issues by the membership.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee was established to develop a strategic roadmap in its chartered domain based on expertise resident within and outside of NASA. A strategic roadmap is a coordinated and comprehensive longitudinal strategy that identifies key objectives and time-phased implementation elements, potential achievements, priorities, options, and decision points and criteria. The roadmap is to be subsequently used by NASA to inform decisions on scientific objectives, resource allocation, and technology investments.
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 GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction 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 CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee did not produce explicit recommendations, but rather produced a report with many implicit recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented Commentunable to determineAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Commentunable to determineAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback CommentThe committee was terminated, hence no Agency feedback on its recommendations.Narrative Description*NASA's mission is to understand and protect our home planet, to explore the universe and search for life, and to inspire the next generation of explorers. This mission reflects the goals of the President's Vision for Space Exploration. The committee obtains broadly based expert advice to support the Agency's development of a strategic plan for implementation of NASA's mission and the Vision.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$117,572.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$149,539.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$1,203.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$19,019.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$6,078.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,215.00Est. 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$101,677.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$400,303.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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