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Short Summaries of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

Select Congress/Session: 115-1 | 114-2 | 114-1 | 113-2 | 113-1 | 112-2 | 112-1 | 111-2 | 111-1 | 110-2 | 110-1 | 109-2 | 109-1 | 108-2 | 108-1 | 107-2 | 107-1 | 106-2 | 106-1 | 105-2 | 105-1
Public Law 115- 10 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017
  • Develop a science strategy for the study and exploration of extrasolar planets, including the use of telescopes, spacecraft, or instruments, as appropriate
  • Develop a science strategy for astrobiology that would outline key scientific questions, identify the most promising research in the field, and indicate the extent to which the mission priorities in existing decadal surveys address the search for life’s origin, evolution, distribution, and future in the Universe
  • Assess the Administration’s Mars exploration architecture and its responsiveness to the strategies, priorities, and guidelines put forward by the National Academies’ planetary science decadal surveys and other relevant National Academies’ Mars-related reports
Public Law 115- 25 - Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act of 2017
  • Conduct a study on future National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite systems and data needs