The Commission’s charter is as follows:
To provide recommendations to the President on implementation of the vision outlined in the President’s policy statement entitled: “A Renewed Spirit of Discovery” and the President’s Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2005.
To advise NASA on the long-term implementation of the President’s vision, specifically with regard to:
- A sustained and affordable human and robotic program to explore the solar system and beyond
- Extended human presence across the solar system beginning with a return to the Moon before the year 2020
- Innovative technologies, knowledge and infrastructures to explore and support decisions about the destinations for human exploration
- International and commercial participation in space exploration to promote scientific, security, and economic interests