Space Policy Events for the Week of May 6-10, 2013 – update

Space Policy Events for the Week of May 6-10, 2013 – update

UPDATE:  Adds another hearing on the FY2014 Air Force budget request; this one by Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Wednesday.

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

During the Week

Sending people to Mars is one theme of the upcoming week.  A three-day “summit” sponsored by ExploreMars and George Washington University’s (GWU) Space Policy Institute will be held at GWU’s Lisner Auditorum on Monday-Wednesday.   This is also the week that Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin releases his new book, Mission to Mars, written with veteran space journalist Leonard David.   There are events throughout the week related to release of the book.  In Washington, there are events on Wednesday and Thursday nights at the National Geographic, and on Friday at the National Press Club.

The search for other Earths — exoplanets — will be the topic of a hearing by two subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee on Thursday.   On a more prosaic level, two hearings on the Air Force’s FY2014 budget request will be held on Tuesday and Thursday.

Monday-Wednesday, May 6-8

Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday-Wednesday, May 7-8

Wednesday, May 8

Wednesday and Thursday, May 8 and May 9

Thursday, May 9

Friday, May 10

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