Events of Interest Week of July 20, 2009

Events of Interest Week of July 20, 2009

The following events may be of interest next week. Dates, times and witnesses for congressional hearings and markups are subject to change; check with the relevant committee for up-to-date information.

Special Event: Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

July 20 is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the Moon. Congratulations once more to Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and the entire Apollo team! On July 19-20, celebrations will take place in many locations across the United States. NASA has a list of NASA-sponsored events.

Other Events (in Washington, D.C. unless otherwise noted)

On the Senate Floor

The Senate is expected to continue debate on the FY2010 DOD authorization bill (S. 1390), which was not completed during the week of July 13 due to two controversial amendments that slowed debate: one to remove funding added in committee for seven more F-22s than the Administration (and many others) wanted, and another expanding the definition of hate crimes.

Congressional Hearings and Other Events

July 21

8:00 am House Armed Services Defense Acquisition Panel Hearing on Shaping a Workforce for Today’s Acquisition Environment that Can Meet Defense Department Needs 2118 Rayburn

10:00 am House Science and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on Encouraging Participation of Female Students in STEM Fields 2318 Rayburn

July 22

9:00 am House Appropriations Committee markup of FY2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill 2359 Rayburn

July 23 — Pasadena, CA

10:00 am PDT Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Quarterly Meeting JPL Von Karman Auditorium

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