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April 22, 2013

Daniels co-chairs human spaceflight meetings

President Mitch Daniels is in Washington, D.C., today through Wednesday to take part in meetings as the co-chair of the congressionally mandated Committee on Human Spaceflight. 

The meetings will be Daniel's first since he was asked to join the committee in February.

As a part of the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, Congress requested that NASA fund the research and the National Research Council oversee it. The Committee is tasked with providing recommendations that could guide future goals and planning for U.S. human spaceflight exploration.

The National Research Council is part of the National Academies, an organization that produces reports used to help shape policies, inform public opinion and advance science, engineering and medicine. In addition to the National Research Council, the National Academies is composed of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.

More information about the Committee on Human Spaceflight is available at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/ASEB/DEPS_069080.