NASA Aeronautics Research : An Assessment

National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee for the Assessment of NASA` Aeronautics Research Program

NASA Aeronautics Research : An Assessment

National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee for the Assessment of NASA` Aeronautics Research Program

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 NASAs research portfolio is addressing the recommendations and high priority R&T challenges identified in the Decadal Survey how well NASAs 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.