Astrobiology Science Strategy
The Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe from the National Academy of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (NAS) was released on October 10, 2018.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released The Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe on October 10, 2018. A public briefing and webcast was held in conjunction with the release of the document, and can be viewed online at: https://livestream.com/NASEM/AstrobioScience.
The Astrobiology Strategy document is available as a book from the National Academy of Science Engineering and Medicine at:
The entire book and individual chapters can be downloaded as pdfs. A hard copy of the book is also available from the NAS for purchase.
The video for the public briefing event and webcast of the National Academies report, An Astrobiology Science Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe is now available to watch online at:
From the NAS:
Astrobiology is rapidly changing, witnessing significant scientific, technological, and programmatic advances in the human quest to find evidence of life beyond Earth. A new congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the state of the science of astrobiology as it relates to the search for life in the solar system and extrasolar planetary systems. Specifically, the report outlines key scientific questions and technology challenges in the field, identifies most promising research goals in the search for signs of life, and makes recommendations for advancing research.
The NAS document, An Astrobiology Strategy for the Search for Life in the Universe, is the product of numerous white papers submitted by the astrobiology community and a series of meetings and discussions held throughout 2018. The paper builds upon the 2015 NASA Astrobiology Strategy, which is available from the NASA Astrobiology Program at: