An oceanographer in space: The next step



The Challenger tragedy has temporarily halted the U.S. space shuttle program. When the program resumes in early 1988, the opportunity to use the shuttle for ocean research will be renewed. In the U.S. Navy, we are using this hiatus to develop a long-range program for an oceanographer in space. This program will become part of a fully integrated Office of the Chief of Naval Research (OCNR) science and technology plan to guide future programs in space oceanography.