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NRC Report on Next Decade Mars Architecture

"Review of the Next Decade Mars Architecture" is tentatively scheduled for release during June. However, release dates of National Academies reports depend on successful completion of the review process and on printing schedules.

This report evaluates NASA's Mars exploration program for the next 10 years, and looks at whether it optimizes scientific returns, given the agency's current funding limitations. The report also discusses whether the program incorporates findings from current missions and follows guidelines outlined in a previous report from the Research Council.

Reporters who would like to be notified when a report is due for release should contact the Office of News and Public Information -- tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail news@nas.edu -- and ask to be placed on the contact list for that report.

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