Space Science & Astrobiology Division Chief, and Planetary Systems Branch Chief Participate in 10th VEXAG Meeting, Washington DC

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This week (13-15 November 2012), the Space Science and Astrobiology Division (Code SS) Chief, Dr. Timothy Lee, the Planetary Systems Branch Chief (Code SST), Dr. Jeffery Hollingsworth, and ARC NPP Resident Research Fellow, Dr. Amanda Brecht, attended the Tenth Venus Exploration Analysis Group (VEXAG) (http://www.lpi.usra.edu/vexag/) meeting in Washington DC and NASA Headquarters. This meeting is strategic in the sense of re-casting the Venus Exploration Program with an improved eye on alignment with the National Research Council Decadal Survey “Visions and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013 – 2022 – A Report of the National Research Council”. Dr. Timothy Lee presented recent research on fundamental computational (ab initio) line-by-line spectroscopy of the CO2 and SO2 chemical species, both of significant relevance to the Venus atmosphere. Further, discussions with Planetary Science Division, Discipline Scientists and Program Managers took place, with the emphasis on programs relevant to the Directorate and Division (Code S/SS) at NASA ARC.