A New Vision for U.S. Space Exploration

Mr Neal Newman

NASA representative to Australia and South-East Asia

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Abstract: In January of this year, President Bush announced a new vision for the U.S. space exploration program.  This presentation will focus on the goals and objectives of the vision; the recommendations of the President's Commission on the Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy; NASA's efforts to date to implement the vision; and the role of international cooperation in space exploration.

PROFILE: Neal Newman began his current assignment as NASA’s representative to Australia and Southeast Asia in May 2002. In this capacity, Mr. Newman serves as lead liaison for NASA’s interests in Australia and the region, including NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex located outside of Canberra, Australia.

Mr Newman previously served in the NASA Headquarters Office of External Relations in Washington D.C., where he was responsible for establishing international agreements with foreign space agencies ranging from the joint development and launch of various scientific spacecraft to the training and flight of international astronauts on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station.

Mr. Newman also served for five years as a Space Shuttle Launch Services Manager in NASA’s Office of Space Flight. In this role, was responsible for coordinating shuttle launch services for a variety of complex flight missions, including the dedicated Shuttle flight of the German Spacelab D-2 research mission and the European Eureca spacecraft deploy and retrieval missions.