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New Frontiers in Solar System Exploration

Ehlmann, Bethany L. and Dewhurst, Brian and Smith, David H. (2003) New Frontiers in Solar System Exploration. National Academies Press , Washington, DC. ISBN 9780309574242.

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Over the last four decades, robotic spacecraft have visited nearly every planet, from torrid Mercury to frigid Neptune. The data returned by these Pioneers, Mariners, Vikings, and Voyagers have revolutionized our understanding of the solar system. These achievements rank among the greatest accomplishments of the 20th century. Now, at the opening of the 21st, it is appropriate to ask, where do we go from here? In 2001, NASA asked the National Academies to study the current state of solar system exploration in the United States and devise a set of scientific priorities for missions in the upcoming decade (2003-2013). After soliciting input from hundreds of scientists around the nation and abroad, the Solar System Exploration Survey produced the discipline's first long-range, community-generated strategy and set of mission priorities: New Frontiers in the Solar System: An Integrated Exploration Strategy. The key mission recommendations made in the report, and the scientific goals from which the recommendations flow, are summarized in this booklet.

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Additional Information:© 2003 by the National Academy of Sciences. The Space Studies Board is a unit of the National Research Council of the National Academies, which serve as independent advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. Support for this publication was provided by the The Presidents’ Circle Communication Initiative of the National Academies. The Space Studies Board acknowledges Brian Dewhurst, Bethany Ehlmann, and David H. Smith for drafting the text of this booklet.
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