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Congressional Hearing Calendar
109th Congress
Second Session

 

* * 2006 HEARINGS * *

September 28, 2006, 2:00-4:00pm, Hearing before the House Committee on Science (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY) Implementing the Vision for Space Exploration: Development of the Crew Exploration Vehicle

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement
Chairman Boehlert
Chairman Calvert


Witnesses :
Dr. Scott J. Horowitz ,NASA Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
Mr. Allen Li , Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Press Releases

NASA DEFENDS ORION CONTRACT AWARD - September 28, 2006

Memorandum for the Record


September 26, 2006, 10:00 am, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Calvert, R-CA) Committee on Science regarding "The National Academy of Sciences’ Decadal Plan for Aeronautics: NASA’s Response

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement Chairman Calvert

Witness Testimony
NASA/Dr. Lisa Porter, Aeronatuics Research Mission Directorate
Fundamental Aeronautics Program Fact Sheets

Gen. William Hoover (Air Force, retired)
supplemental power point slides from Gen. Hoover's testimony

Memorandum for the Record


July 25, 2006, Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation (Chairman Conrad Burns, R-MT) regarding the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO).

Witnesses:

NASA/Dr. Lisa Porter, Aeronatuics Research Mission Directorate
FAA/Administrator/Marion Blakey;
DOT/David Dobbs
GAO/Gerald Dillingham

Memorandum for the Record


July 20, 2006,10/;00 am, 2154 RHOB, Hearing before the House Committee on Government Reform (Chairman Tom Davis, R-VA), regarding “Climate Change: Understanding the Degree of the Problem.”

Witnesses:

Opening Statement Chairman Tom Davis

Panel I

James L. Connaughton, Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality

Dr. Thomas Karl, Director, National Climatic Data Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Panel II

Dr. John R. Christy, Professor and Director, Earth System Science Center, NSSTC University of Alabama in Huntsville

Dr. Judith Curry, Chair, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Roger A. Pielke, Jr., Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado at Boulder


Panel III

Marshall Herskovitz, Producer / Director/ Writer, Television & Film

Theodore Roosevelt IV, Chairman, Strategies for the Global Environment/Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Andrew Rubens, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Sustainability, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Dr. Jay Gulledge, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Center on Global Climate Change


July 18, 2006 , Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Calvert, R-CA) regarding "The National Academy of Sciences’ Decadal Plan for Aeronautics: A Blueprint for NASA?"

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement Chairman Calvert

Witnesses:

Dr. Paul G. Kaminski , Chair, Steering Committee for the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, National Research Council

Mr. Steve Merrill, NRC Study Director, “Aeronautics Innovation: NASA’s Challenges and Opportunities”

Mr. Michael Romanowski, Vice President, Civil Aviation, Aerospace Industries Association; and

Dr. Parviz Moin , Director, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University.

Memorandum for the Record


June 13 , 2006, 10:00 - 12:30, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Calvert, R-CA) regarding "The NASA Workforce: Does NASA Have the Right Strategy and Policies to Retain and Build the Workforce It Will Need?"

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement Chairman Calvert

Witnesses:
NASA Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management Toni Dawsey

Legislative Representative, International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, and an employee at NASA Ames Research Center Dr. Lee Stone

Co-chair, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration; and President and CEO, Universities Space Research Association Dr. David Black

President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association Mr. John w. Douglass

Memorandum for the Record

Press Releases

** MEDIA ADVISORY** NASA’S WORKFORCE CHALLENGES TO BE EXAMINED - June 12, 2006

NASA FACES WORKFORCE CHALLENGES, LAYOFFS UNLIKELY - June 13, 2006


June 8, 2006, 2:30 pm, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY) regarding the National Polar-orbiting Operational Satellite System (NPOESS).

Hearing Charter

Witnesses:
NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin
DOD/Ronald M. Sega,
NOAA Administrator Admiral Conrad Lautenbacher


June 7, 2006, 11:30 am, 2325 RHOB, Hearing held by the Aerospace States Association (ASA) on the National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy being developed by the Administration.

Media Advisory

Witnesses:
Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA), House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO)
Mr. Richard Russell, Associate Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Mr. John W. Borghese, V.P. Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
Dr. Aaron Gellman, Professor, Northwestern University
Mr. Preston A. Henne, Sr. V.P. Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream Aerospace
Mr. William Hoover, Vice Chair, Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics Steering Committee
Dr. John J. Kopecky, Director, Space and Aero Propulsion Programs D.C., Pratt & Whitney
Mr. Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President & CEO, Cessna Aircraft Company


June 7, 2006, 2:30 pm, Hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space (Chair Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX) regarding outside perspectives on the NASA budget and its programs. No NASA witness.

Witnesses
Dr. Roy B. Torbert,
Director University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center

Dr. Peter Voorhees
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Northwestern University

Dr. Jim Pawelczyk
Associate Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology
The Pennslyvania State University

Major General Charles Bolden, Jr. USMC (Ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
Jack and Panther, LLC


April 26, 2006, 2:00 pm, Hearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science (Chairman Richard Shelby, R-AL) regarding NASA's FY 2007 Budget Request.

Witness:
NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin

Memorandum for the Record


April 25, 2006, Hearing before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science and Space (Chr. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-TX) regarding International Space Station safety, status and plans.

Witness:
Administrator Michael D. Griffin


March 30, 2006, 10:00 - 12:00, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Committee on Science (Chairman Boehlert, R-NY) regarding K-12 Science and Math Education Across the Federal Agencies

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement
Chairman Boehler0t

Chairman Ehlers

Witness:
NASA Deputy Administrator/Shana Dale
Department of Education/The Honorable Margaret Spellings
National Science Foundation/The Honorable Arden Bement
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Brigadier General John J. Kelly (ret)
Department of Energy/Dr. James Decker

Memorandum for the Record


March 30, 2006, 10:00, H-309 Capitol, Hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Science, State, Justice and Commerce (Chairman Frank Wolf, R-VA) regarding NASA’s FY 2007 Budget Request.

Witness:
NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin

Memorandum for the Record


March 29, 2006, 2:00 - 4:00, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Calvert, R-CA) regarding the Future of Air Traffic Control: The R&D Agenda

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement
Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX)

Witnesses:
NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics Research/Dr. Lisa Porter
Department of Transportation/The Honorable Jeffery Shane
Federal Aviation Administrator/Mr. Bob Pearce, David Dobbs
General Accountability Office/Mr. Gerald Dillingham
National Research Council/Mr. Mike Hudson

Memorandum for the Record


March 2, 2006, 10:00 am, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science Committee (Chairman Boehlert, R-NY) regarding NASA's Science Mission Directorate: Impacts of the Fiscal Year 2007 Budget Proposal

Hearing Charter

Opening Statements
Full Committee Chairman Boehlert
Space Subcommittee Chairman Calvert

Witness Testimony
NASA Associate Administrator for Science Dr. Mary Cleave
Dr. Fran Bagenal
Dr. Wes Huntress
Dr. Berrien Moore
Dr. Joseph H. Taylor, Jr


Memorandum for the Record


February 16, 2006, 10:00 - 12:00, 2318 RHOB, Hearing before the House Science Committee (Chairman Sherwood Boehlert, R-NY) regarding NASA's FY 2007 Budget Request.

Witnesses:
NASA Administrator Michael D. Griffin
NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale

Memorandum for the Record