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    Announcement of Opportunity to Submit Input to Study on Human Spaceflight

    The U.S. National Research Council (NRC) is currently conducting a congressionally-requested study to examine the goals, core capabilities, and direction of human space flight. This study, which is being carried out by the NRC’s Committee on Human Spaceflight, will provide findings and recommendations to guide the U.S. human spaceflight enterprise in a sustainable manner. The Committee on Human Spaceflight recognizes the importance of reaching out to the communities interested in human exploration and is using several approaches to solicit input regarding the motiva¬tions, goals, and the possible evolution of hu¬man spaceflight. One important source of input is this call for short papers from communities around the world with an interest in human spaceflight.

    The Committee on Human Spaceflight invites interested individuals and groups to submit input papers describing their own ideas on the role of human spaceflight and their vision for a suggested future. Submissions must be made via http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/ASEB/DEPS_083343 by no later than 9 July 2013. All submitted white papers will be made public.