UPDATED: Events of Interest: Week of December 14-18, 2009

UPDATED: Events of Interest: Week of December 14-18, 2009

UPDATED to reflect the Senate Commerce Committee’s posting of the agenda for its markup session on Thursday.

Congress is still busily at work, and scientists are meeting at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) annual fall meeting, but the rest of the space policy world is refocusing its attention on the holidays.

The only space policy-related events SpacePolicyOnline.com is aware of this week are the following.

During the Week

  • Congress may complete action on the Department of Defense Appropriations bill (H.R. 3326), the only one that has not yet cleared Congress. If action is not completed by December 18, another Continuing Resolution will need to be passed.
  • The President is expected to sign into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), which includes NASA, NOAA and NSF.

December 14-18, 2009

  • The annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco is expected to be the venue for announcements about results from NASA missions, including the LCROSS mission and its search for water on the Moon’s south pole.

December 17, 2009

  • Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee markup session, 10:00 am, 253 Russell Senate Office Building.

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