Planetary Science Division Update Presentation to the Planetary Data System Management Council. James L. Green Acting, Director PSD (on detail from GSFC) November 29, 2006. History Question:. Why is December 17, 1986 an important date in NASA’s history?.
Planetary Science DivisionUpdatePresentation to thePlanetary Data System Management Council
James L. Green
Acting, Director PSD
(on detail from GSFC)
November 29, 2006
Why is December 17, 1986 an important date in NASA’s history?
“PDS will provide highly specialized services to the planetary community that the NSSDC simply have not had the resources to provide in the past. The PDS will serve as the point of entry for planetary data into the NASA distributed data system.”
Signing of the NSSDC/PDS MOU
“This MOU, being the NSSDC’s first working agreement is a milestone in the discipline data center and NSSDC relationships.” J.Green
Finding and Recommendations
OPAG -> PSS -> NAC
ISSUES in the R&A Program
“The President’s FY07 Budget includes reductions in R&A (15%) and Astrobiology (50%)”
The R&A cuts … undercut NASA’s return on investment in missions, threaten the viability of entire research fields, and jeopardize the continued recruitment of young space scientists and engineers… the restoration of those cuts should be the top priority in the reallocation of funds within the PSD. The maintenance of healthy and stable R&A programs beyond 2007 should be achieved even if doing so requires the delay of a future small, medium, or large mission.
PSD R&A Program for FY07