Senate Committee Announces Witnesses for Thursday's NASA Hearing

Senate Committee Announces Witnesses for Thursday's NASA Hearing

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has announced the witnesses for its hearing on Thursday concerning NASA’s human space exploration program. All are from NASA.

The hearing, “NASA’s Human Space Exploration: Direction, Strategy, and Progress,” is being convened by the Science and Space subcommittee chaired by Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). According to the committee’s website: “At this hearing, the Subcommittee will consider NASA’s plans for human exploration, including the programs, projects, and activities for developing the Space Launch System, crew vehicle, and ground support. This hearing will provide an opportunity to articulate NASA’s goals for human exploration and how they complement International Space Station support and utilization, technology development, international collaboration, and commercial activities.”

Panel 1 consists only of NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Panel 2 consists of three NASA center directors: Robert Cabana, Kennedy Space Center; Michael Coats, Johnon Space Center; and Robert Lightfoot, Marshall Space Flight Center.

The hearing begins at 10:00 am EST and will be webcast on the committee’s website.

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