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ERIC Number: ED555283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-10217-9
Issues Affecting the Future of the U.S. Space Science and Engineering Workforce: Interim Report
National Academies Press
In January 2006, the President announced a new civilian space policy focusing on exploration. As part of its preparations to implement that policy, NASA asked the NRC to explore long-range science and technology workforce needs to achieve the space exploration vision, identify obstacles to filling those needs, and put forward solutions to those obstacles. As part of the study, the NRC held a workshop to identify important factors affecting NASA's future workforce and its capacity to implement the exploration vision. This interim report presents a summary of the highlights of that workshop and an initial set of findings. The report provides a review of the workforce implications of NASA's plans, an assessment of science and technology workforce demographics, an analysis of factors affecting the aerospace workforce for both NASA and the relevant aerospace industry, and preliminary findings and recommendations. A final report is scheduled for completion in early 2007. Six appendices are included: (1) NASA Letter of Request; (2) Statement of Task; (3) Workshop Agenda and Participant List; (4) Committee Meeting Agenda, February 22, 2006; (5) NASA List of Competencies and Current Agency Population; and (6) Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff. [The content of this document was prepared by the Committee on Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration, National Research Council.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Books; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Sciences; National Academies, National Research Council
Grant or Contract Numbers: NASW-01001