THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Space Studies Board
Committee on NASA’s Suborbital Research Capabilities
Revitalizing NASA's Suborbital Program:
Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing Workforce
This report, requested by Congress in P.L. 110-422, reviews NASA’s current usage of suborbital flights, the status and availability of suborbital platforms, existing or planned launch facilities, and opportunities for scientific research, training, and educational collaboration.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on February 26, 2010 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Website of the National Academies Press.