Events of Interest: Week of March 5-9, 2012

Events of Interest: Week of March 5-9, 2012

The following events may be of interest in the week ahead.  The House and Senate both are in session.

During the Week

This week is chock full of congressional hearings on space activities at NASA, DOD, NOAA, and USGS (which operates the Landsat satellites), not to mention a number of NASA Advisory Council (NAC) committee meetings leading up to the full NAC meeting on Thursday and Friday.   Not sure how much the hearings on NOAA and USGS will focus on space activities since their responsibilities are quite varied, but something of interest may be said.   Separately, NASA is sponsoring a day-long seminar on Thursday at George Washington University in connection with Women’s History Month on “Woman, Innovation and Aerospace.”  

Rather than listing these events day-by-day as we usually do, this week they are grouped into categories for those of you interested primarily in the NAC meetings, the congressional hearings, or the other events.  A day-by-day listing is available on our “Events of Interest” list and on the calendar on our website as always.  

NASA Advisory Council (NAC) meetings, all at NASA Headquarters, Washington DC

Congressional Hearings (all times EST)  Many congressional hearings are webcast and can be viewed on the relevant committee’s website, although most hearings held in rooms in the U.S. Capitol are not.


  • NASA event on Women, Innovation and Aerospace, Thursday, 9:00 am -3:00 pm Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University, 805 21st St., NW, Washington DC (speakers include: NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, NOAA Deputy Administrator Kathy Sullivan, National Academy of Engineering Fellow Catherine Didion, Office of Personnel Management official Veronica Villalobos, and editor Marcia Smith)
  • Secure World Foundation (SWF) Round Table on International Code of Conduct-International Perspectives, Thursday,  Brussels, Belgium (speakers include representatives to the European Union from the United States, Japan, and Australia; Gerard Brachet from the International Astronautical Federation; Pierre-Louis Lempereur from the European External Action Service; and Agnieszka Lukaszczyk from SWF)

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