MOTION: That the Executive Board approve the following statement:

“The Executive Board of the American Physical Society calls on the leadership of NASA to increase the involvement of research scientists in decision-making processes that strongly affect scientific programs. In this context, the Executive Board urges the NASA Administrator to heed calls for an independent assessment of NASA’s recent decision not to provide a servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope. The assessment panel should include research scientists.”

ACTION: Passed unanimously