The success of NASA’s future human exploration plans, as well as their spinoff potential, depends on a more strategically focused and resourced life and physical sciences research program, according to a new National Research Council (NRC) report. The April 5 report, one of a series of decadal surveys prepared for NASA by the NRC, concludes that the scale and scope of both research arenas have slipped in response to shifting agency priorities and increased competition for funds. As a ...

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