Standing Committees

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Associate Member Bruce Olson has been appointed the Chair of the ASA Workforce Committee and Joel Leonard as Vice Chair.

For professional guidance the ASA Aerospace R&D Committee will consult and coordinate with professional organizations such as the AIAA and citizen organizations with aerospace interests and programs such as the Planetary Society. It should be noted that ASA interest in aerospace R&D includes a geographical perspective broader than the present system of federal installations, prime contractors ...
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The events of 9/11/01 markedly changed all our lives in myriad ways.  Defense of the United States and her protectorates had always been a priority, but until a small group of men, using commercial aircraft launched that stunning attack on civilian buildings on American soil, most people were comfortable that they were relatively safe from ...
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As the education chair for ASA, Lt. Governor Reynolds looks to collaborate with participants in both the public and private sectors to increase awareness and visibility of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects in grades K-12. That includes seeking to increase student interest and achievement in STEM subjects so that students will have greater ...
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I am certainly open to any ideas or other taskings that may come about as we move forward, but I believe the focus of the Policy Committee over the next couple of years is to develop ASA recommendations for a national innovation policy and a national aerospace policy.  These two priorities came about at our October meeting in Fort Worth ...
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The recent retirement of the U.S. Space Shuttle and broad budget concerns nationwide are posing fundamental questions concerning America’s future capabilities and leadership in aerospace – particularly with regard to space exploration. Concurrently, both President Obama and the U.S. Congress have challenged our nation to enhance humankind’s capacity to “work, learn, operate and live safely ...
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As a FYI, the FAA foresees $619 million sequestration cut 1 March. HLS Sec Janet Napolitano said to the Senate Appropriations Committee: “At major international airports, average wait times to clear customs will increase by 50%” Wait times at the busiest US airports are already 2 hours and could double and other domestic passenger wait ...
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Reaching Beyond Low-Earth Orbit A Prescription for Cost-Effective and Sustainable Space Exploration Prepared By The Aerospace States Association Space Exploration Committee (Tel: 808-586-2388 / Email: jcrisafu@dbedt.hawaii.gov) Introduction: The ASA Vision. Over the past half century, the exploration of space has radically transformed our lives on Earth, as well as inspired far-reaching visions to extend humanity’s ...
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ASA Workforce Committee Statement of Purpose Many challenges threaten the viability of the U.S. aerospace in the coming years.  For instance, the industry faces a tsunami of Baby Boomer retirements in the near future, particularly in the manufacturing sector.  Coupled with a reluctance of many young people to enter what is often perceived as a ...
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