Alan Boss Presents the ExoTAC's Evaluation

As Chair of the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program's Technology Assessment Committee (ExoTAC), Alan Boss presented the ExoTAC's evaluation of a year-long study of the technology development needed to support a possible star shade mission that could enable the direct imaging of Earth-like planets around nearby stars. The presentation was made at NASA HQ, Washington, D.C., on September 9, to the top officials of the Astrophysics Division.