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Appendix: Statement of Task
Pages 31-32

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... Therefore, the Administrator is directed to enter into an arrangement with the National Research Council to conduct a "decadal survey" of life and physical sciences research in microgravity and partial gravity to establish priorities for research for the 2010-2020 decade." In early 2010, guidance was provided to NASA in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 Presidential Budget request which would extend the lifetime of ISS to 2020 -- considerably altering both the research capacity and role of ISS in any proposed program of life and microgravity research.
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... The interim report will identify programmatic needs and issues to guide near-term decisions that are critical to strengthening the organization and management of life and physical sciences research at NASA. The interim report will also identify a number of broad topics that represent near-term opportunities for ISS research.

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