NASA aeronautics research [electronic resource] : an assessment / Committee for the Assessment of NASA's Aeronautics Research Program, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council of the National Academies.
Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2008.
1 online resource (xiv, 107 pages) : color illustrations
Includes bibliographical references.
Introduction -- Challenges and requirements for NASA aeronautics research -- Workforce and facilities -- Bridging the gaps -- Appendix A : Statement of task -- Appendix B : Biographies of committee members -- Appendix C : Validating the ranking of research technology challenges from the decadal survey -- Appendix D : Acronyms.
"In 2006, the NRC published a Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics: Foundation for the Future, which set out six strategic objectives for the next decade of civil aeronautics research and technology. To determine how NASA is implementing the decadal survey, Congress mandated in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Act of 2005 that the NRC carry out a review of those efforts. Among other things, this report presents an assessment of how well NASA's research portfolio is addressing the recommendations and high priority R & T challenges identified in the Decadal Survey; how well NASA's aeronautic research portfolio is addressing the aeronautics research requirements; and whether the nation will have the skilled workforce and research facilities to meet the first two items"--Publisher's website.
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