Solar Terrestrial Theory Program: Overview and status



The Solar Terrestrial Theory Program (STTP) was started by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1979 as a response to a call from a number of theoreticians and experimentalists in the space science community. The idea was to have a program to enhance our understanding of data obtained from past and present spaceflight programs and to aid in planning future spaceflight programs whose mission would be to better our understanding of the plasma universe.