Whitepaper #283 in the Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics (Heliophysics) 2024-2033. Main topics: infrastructure/workforce/other programmatic. Additional topics: state of the profession.
Former NASA policy required PI’s of proposed missions to allocate 1-2% of their budget for education & public outreach (EPO). This policy was endorsed by the previous Decadal Survey. However, the “mandate” approach was not fully successful and was discontinued. We describe a new, optional approach to mission-embedded outreach being enacted by the PUNCH mission as the basis for a new endorsement.