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NASA's Beyond Einstein program

An architecture for implementation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The Beyond Einstein program is NASA's research roadmap for five proposed mission areas to study the most compelling questions arising at the intersection of physics and astronomy. NASA'S BEYOND EINSTEIN PROGRAM: AN ARCHITECTURE FOR IMPLEMENTATION, a new report from the National Research Council, assesses the proposed areas and recommends which should be developed and launched first. In addition to evaluating each mission area's scientific impact, the report examines their expected cost, scientific risk, and level of technological readiness.

A public briefing to discuss the report will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. EDT in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend in person may listen to a live audio webcast and submit questions at


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