Space Policy Events for the Week of February 4-8, 2013

Space Policy Events for the Week of February 4-8, 2013

The following space policy-related events may be of interest in the week ahead.  The House and Senate are in session for part of this week.  (Separate House and Senate Democratic retreats take up some of the days.  The House Democratic retreat is Wednesday-Friday; the Senate Democratic retreat is Tuesday-Wednesday.)

During the Week

Viewers in the Washington, DC area have had to wait until this week to see Space Shuttle Columbia:  A Mission Of Hope on local PBS stations.   Others may have had to wait as well, though it began showing in some parts of the nation on January 31.   Check local listings or visit  to determine when it will air in your locality.  The film is about a special Torah carried on space shuttle Columbia by Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon.

Not on the committee’s public schedule yet, but a possibility this week, is the Senate Armed Services Committee’s markup of the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.  Rumors are that it may be on Thursday.  We’ll post it in the “events of interest” list on the right column of our main website if and when it’s official.

Monday, February 4

Tuesday-Wednesday, February 5-6

Wednesday-Thursday, February 6-7

Friday, February 8


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