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Planetary Decadal Survey 2013-2022: The Future of Planetary Science
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Town Hall Schedule
Date Time Location
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City State
3/15/2011 3:00 PM SETI Institute Mountain View CA
3/25/2011 3:00 PM University of Maryland College Park MD
3/26/2011 11:00 AM Boston University Boston MA
3/30/2011 1:00 PM Presented by the Planetary Science Institute at the Westward Look Resort Tucson AZ
3/30/2011 7:30 PM The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Boulder CO
3/31/2011 7:00 PM American Museum of Natural History New York NY
3/31/2011 7:00 PM University of Central Florida Orlando FL
4/6/2011 7:00 PM Washington University St. Louis MO
4/13/2011 12:30 PM Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena CA
4/13/2011 10:00 AM Museum of Science and Industry Chicago IL

About the Survey

The 2013 Decadal Survey provides an outstanding science program for the next decade building on our strong foundation of success in planetary science.

Video presentations are available on the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference video page. The Planetary Decadal Survey Briefing also is archived.

The following links contain background and information about the survey and its impact on future space exploration.The map and chart on the right shows the date and locations of Town Hall discussions about the survey.


Download: Visions and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 - 2022 - a report of the National Research Council

White Papers & Mission Studies

Other Documents

Recent NASA Leadership Views

Download: NASA Planetary Science Division Response to the Planetary Decadal Survey (PDF, 875 KB) - Official NASA response (7/29/2011)


Websites for Reference

What is the Decadal Survey?

The National Research Council (NRC) conducts studies that provide a science community consensus on key questions posed by NASA and other U.S. Government agencies. The broadest of these studies in NASA's areas of research are decadal surveys. As the name implies, NASA and its partners ask the NRC once each decade to look out ten or more years into the future and prioritize research areas, observations, and notional missions to make those observations.


Steven Squyres, Chair
Cornell University
Jane Luu
Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Lincoln Laboratory
Larry Soderblom, Vice Chair
U.S. Geological Survey
Stephen Mackwell
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Wendy M. Calvin
University of Nevada, Reno
Ralph L. McNutt, Jr.
Johns Hopkins University Applied
Physics Laboratory
Dale Cruikshank
NASA Ames Research Center
Harry Y. McSween, Jr.
University of Tennessee,
Pascale Ehrenfreund
George Washington University
George A. Paulikas
The Aerospace Corporation
G. Scott Hubbard
Stanford University
Amy Simon-Miller
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Margaret G. Kivelson
University of California, Los Angeles
David Stevenson
California Institute of Technology
B. Gentry Lee
NASA's Jet Propulsion
A. Thomas Young
Lockheed Martin Corporation
David H. Smith
Study Director
Rodney Howard
Senior Program Assistant
Dwayne Day
Program Officer
Dionna Williams
Program Associate
Abigail Sheffer
Associate Program Officer
Lewis Groswald
Research Associate
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