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NASA - 5313 - Centennial of Flight Commission - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCentennial of Flight CommissionAgency NameNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number5313
Original Establishment Date11/13/1998Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/15/2004Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/15/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director
Date Of Renewal Charter1/15/2004Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date1/15/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sharon
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Foster
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L.105-389, as amended by P.L. 106-68Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 358-1903
Effective Date Of Authority*11/13/1998Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-358-3155
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Throughout the last year, people across the country have celebrated the human desire for freedom, the power of dreams and the astonishing realities both can create. Eyes have been turned skyward as people of all ages have been fascinated by the wonder of flight. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission was established in 1999 to encourage the broadest national and international participation in the celebration of 100 years of powered flight, while publicizing and encouraging programs, projects and events that would involve, educate and enrich the maximum number of people. The results have exceeded the wildest of expectations. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission is proud of the events that have taken place, including: the Festival of Flight in Fayetteville, Space Day, Inventing Flight in Dayton, GE Presents Centennial of Flight at Rockefeller Center, EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk tour, the opening of The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Air Tours, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Evolution of Flight campaign, Wolf Trap's Face of America, the opening of the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport, the First Flight Centennial Celebration in North Carolina and the countless others that have occurred across the country and around the globe. These events, however, would not have been nearly as successful without the involvement of several organizations, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Air Force and Aviation Week & Space Technology's Next Century of Flight. Most importantly, the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission is proud of the educational legacy that has been created. The combined outreach efforts of the U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission and its Partners have reached millions of students. A new generation of inventors has been inspired, igniting a new level of enthusiasm for perseverance and determination in the quest for ingenuity. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a part of this important, once-in-a-lifetime commemoration. This year has been an amazing celebration of two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio, a century of achievements in aviation and aerospace, and a future of limitless possibilities.
How is membership balanced?*The membership (number and appointment) of the Commission was included in the Centennial of Flight Commemoration Act, Public Law 105-389 as amended by Public Law 106-68. The Commission does, therefore, feature a balance between relevant Federal, State, and private sector constituencies.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*To date, the Commission meetings have been quarterly. They may occur more frequently as we approach the centennial celebration. The Commission meetings have been the primary mechanism for accomplishing the Commission's purpose, dealing early on with discussion/issue resolution as to how the Commission would actually conduct its work and fulfill its purpose. Early agenda topics included electing a Chairperson, budget, FAA/NASA procurement process, selecting a 6th Commissioner and an Executive Director, selection of a Commission logo, and selection of the Web site design. Since the Commission is now fully operational, more recent agenda topics have included presentations from centennial organizations about their centennial celebration plans; special recognition for Centennial Partners; Media Patrons; educational initiatives; theme selection; the National Plan; budget; Web site enhancements; December 15 kick-off events; and Advisory Board activities.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*As noted earlier, the Commission was established by statute.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A - All meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksThe Commission submitted to the President and Congress its final report April 2004.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*All records have been archived
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$366,942.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$366,942.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$15,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$15,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$575,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$575,000.00
Total Costs$966,942.00Est. Total Next FY*$966,942.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*3.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016124Centennial of Flight Commission2003
 COM-016631Centennial of Flight Commission2002
 COM-018136Centennial of Flight Commission2001
 COM-018645Centennial of Flight Commission2000