Events of Interest: Week of October 16-22, 2011

Events of Interest: Week of October 16-22, 2011

The following events may be of interest in the coming week. The Senate is in session this week; the House is having a Constituent Work Week and meets in pro forma session only on Tuesday and Friday.

During the Week

The Senate is scheduled to take up the CJS appropriations bill, which includes NASA and NOAA, and the T-HUD bill, which includes FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, as part of a package that also includes the Agriculture appropriations bill.

The German-US-UK ROentgen SATellite (ROSAT) will make an uncontrolled reentry between October 21 and 25 based on current projections by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Sunday-Wednesday, October 16-19

Tuesday-Thursday, October 18-20

  • National Research Council Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB), Board meeting, Irvine, CA (no details are posted on the ASEB website, presumably the meeting is at the NRC’s Beckman Center)

Wednesday-Thursday, October 19-20

  • NASA Advisory Council Astrophysics Subcommittee meeting, NASA HQ, Washington DC
    • Wednesday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, room 9H40
    • Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, room 7H45
  • International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS), Las Cruces, NM

Thursday, October 20

Friday, October 21

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