Future of NASA: Final Score

The Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee, often known as the Augustine Committee, held another public meeting today to discuss the final scoring of each option. I previously posted timelines for most of the options, here listed with their line numbers as specified in the summary report.

Here’s the final score, including numbers from both the August 12 and October 8 meetings. The meaning of each score is described in the evaluation criteria document.

PoR ISS Moon First Flexible Path
1 2 3 4A 4B 5A 5B 5C
Exploration preparation -2 -2 0 2 1 2 1 1
Technology innovation -2 1 0 1 1 1 2 1
Human civilization -2 -1 0 1 1 1 1 1
Economic expansion -1 1 0 1 1 2 2 2
Global partnership -2 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0
Public engagement -1 -1 0 0 0 1 1 1
Mission safety profile 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -1 -2 -2
Programmatic sustainability -1 0 0 0 1 0 -1 1
Workforce impact/skills -2 -2 -1 -1 0 -1 -1 -1
Science knowledge 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2
Schedule & program risk -2 -2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Life cycle costs 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0

References

  • Transcript: Public Meeting“. Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee. 12 August 2009.
  • Summary Report“. Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee. 8 September 2009.
  • Scoring Update“. Review of US Human Space Flight Plans Committee. 8 October 2009.

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One Response to “Future of NASA: Final Score”

  1. RLV and Space Transport News Says:

    Augustine panel teleconference…

    The audio for the Augustine panel’s teleconference on Thursday and the supporting documents are posted here.

    Matt Wronkiewicz has posted a nice color coded table showing the scoring of the different options: Future of NASA: Final Score – Matt Wronk…