EO 13326
Effective Date: February 03, 2004

Responsible Office: Exploration Systems
Subject: President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy

President's Commission on Implementation of 
                United States Space Exploration Policy

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and to obtain recommendations concerning 
                implementation of the new vision for space exploration 
                activities of the United States, it is hereby ordered 
                as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established 
                the President's Commission on Implementation of United 
                States Space Exploration Policy (the ``Commission'').

                Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Commission shall be 
                composed of not more than nine members appointed by the 
                President, taking into account as appropriate the 
                experience of such individuals with respect to 
                governmental, scientific, and technical matters 
                relating to space.

                    (b) The President shall designate one member of the 
                Commission to serve as Chairman of the Commission.

                Sec. 3. Mission.  (a) The mission of the Commission 
                shall be to provide recommendations to the President, 
                in accordance with this order, 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 
                (collectively, ``Policy'').

                    (b) The Commission shall examine and make 
                recommendations to the President regarding:

   (i) A science research agenda to be conducted on the Moon and other 
destinations as well as human and robotic science activities that advance 
our capacity to achieve the Policy;

   (ii) The exploration of technologies, demonstrations, and strategies, 
including the use of lunar and other in situ natural resources, that could 
be used for sustainable human and robotic exploration;

   (iii) Criteria that could be used to select future destinations for 
human exploration;

   (iv) Long-term organization options for managing implementation of space 
exploration activities;

   (v) The most appropriate and effective roles for potential private 
sector and international participants in implementing the Policy;

   (vi) Methods for optimizing space exploration activities to encourage 
the interest of America's youth in studying and pursuing careers in 
mathematics, science, and engineering; and

   (vii) Management of the implementation of the Policy within available 

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The National Aeronautics 
                and Space Administration (NASA) shall provide, to the 
                extent permitted by law, administrative support and 
                funding for the Commission. The Commission is 
                established in NASA for administrative purposes only.

                    (b) Members of the Commission shall serve without 
                compensation for their work on the Commission. Members 
                appointed from among private citizens of the United 
                States, however, while engaged in the work of the 
                Commission, may be allowed travel expenses, including 
                per diem in lieu

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                of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons 
                serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 
                5701-5707), to the extent funds are available.
                    (c) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
                (5 U.S.C. App. 2) (the ``Act''), as amended, may apply 
                to the Commission, any functions of the President under 
                that Act, except for those in section 6 of that Act, 
                shall be performed by the Administrator of NASA (the 
                ``Administrator''), in accordance with the guidelines 
                that have been issued by the Administrator of General 
                    (d) The Commission shall conduct occasional 
                meetings as appropriate, including at various locations 
                throughout the United States, to solicit views and 
                opinions from the public, academia, and industry.
                    (e) The Commission shall not have access to 
                information classified pursuant to Executive Order 
                12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended.

                Sec. 5. Report. The Commission shall submit its final 
                report to the President through the Administrator 
                within 120 days of the first meeting of the Commission.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order is intended 
                only to improve the internal management of the 
                executive branch and it is not intended to, and does 
                not, create any right or benefit, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party 
                against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
                instrumentalities or entities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

                    (b) The Commission shall terminate within 60 days 
                after submitting its final report.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    January 27, 2004.


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