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NASA Advisory Council, Planetary Protection Advisory Committee; Meeting

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Notice of meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, as amended, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announces a forthcoming meeting of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC), Planetary Protection Advisory Committee (PPAC).


Thursday, May 29, 2003, 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 31, 2003, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hilton Cocoa Beach, 1550 North Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach, Florida 32931.

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Ms. Marian Norris, Code SB, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC 20546, 202/358-4452.

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The meeting will be closed to the public on Friday, May 30, 2003, 11 a.m. to noon, in accordance with the Government Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), to hear a briefing on Mars Planetary Protection issues associated with an ongoing procurement. All other times of the meeting will be open to the public up to the capacity of the room. The agenda for the meeting includes the following topics:

—Planetary Protection Program Status/Plans

—Mars Planetary Protection and Current Standards

—Communications Issues in Planetary Protection

—Solar System Exploration Planetary Protection Status

It is imperative that the meeting be held on these dates to accommodate the scheduling priorities of the key participants. Visitors will be requested to sign a visitor's register.

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June W. Edwards,

Advisory Committee Management Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-11901 Filed 5-12-03; 8:45 am]