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AAS President Debra Elmegreen wrote an op-ed piece entitled "A Return on America's Investment" that was published in this week's issue of Space News.

At 1:32AM Eastern time on 6 August, the Mars Science Laboratory and its charmingly named rover, Curiosity, executed a perfect landing in Gale Crater.

President Debra Elmegreen presented oral testimony on behalf of all AAS members at a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 22, 2012.

The Astro2010 report, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be publically released in pre-publication form via the National Academies Press website and an eTownHall webcast at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Friday, August 13, 2010. The fully edited final publication version of the report will emerge later in the year.