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Congressional Hearing Calendar
111th Congress
Second Session

* * 2010 HEARINGS * *


December 1, 2010 -- 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
253 Russell Senate Office Building


Transition and Implementation: The NASA Authorization Act of 2010

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

(Senator Nelson, D-FL, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space will Chair the hearing.)

Statement of The Honorable John D. Rockefeller, IV

Witness(es)



PREVIOUS HEARINGS -- CALENDAR YEAR 2010

February 3, 2010 -- 10:00 - 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

Key Issues and Challenges Facing NASA: Views of the Agency’s Watchdogs

House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science and Technology

Chairwoman Gabrielle Giffords

Hearing Charter

Witness Statements

  • The Honorable Paul K. Martin
  • Ms. Cristina T. Chaplain
  • Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer [U.S. Navy, retired]

    February 24, 2010 -- 2:30 pm
    253 Russell Senate Office Building

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration FY 2011 Budget

    Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

    Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV
    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Statements

    Panel I
    Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

    Panel 2
    Mr. Robert "Hoot" Gibson, Astronaut (Ret.)
    Mr. Michael J. Snyder, Aerospace Engineer
    Mr. Miles O’Brien, Journalist and Host -- “This Week in Space”
    Mr. A. Thomas Young, Lockheed Martin Corporation (Ret.)


    February 24, 2010 -- 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    2318 Rayburn House Office Building

    The Administration's FY 2011 Research & Development Budget Proposal

    House Committee on Science and Technology

    Chairman Bart Gordon

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Statements


    February 25, 2010 -- 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    2318 Rayburn House Office Building

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration FY 2011 Budget

    House Committee on Science and Technology

    Chairman Bart Gordon
    Chairwoman Gabrielle Giffords

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Statements

    Related Press Release(s)
    Committee Expresses Caution Over Proposed Changes to NASA’s Human Space Flight Program


    March 10 , 2010 -- 2:30 pm
    253 Russell Senate Office Building

    Advancing American Innovations & Competitiveness

    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

    Chairman John D. Rockefeller
    Chairwoman Kay Bailey Hutchison

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Panel 1


    March 16 , 2010 -- 10:00 am
    1310 Longworth House Office Building

    "Clearing the Smoke: Understanding the Impacts of Black Carbon Pollution"

    House, Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming

    Chairman Edward J. Markey

    Hearing Charter

    Witness List

    • Tami Bond, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig
    • Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
      Part 1 and Part 2
    • Drew Shindell, Senior Scientist, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
    • Conrad Schneider, Advocacy Director, Clean Air Task Force

    March 18 , 2010 -- 2:30 pm
    253 Russell Senate Office Building

    Assessing Commercial Space Capabilities

    Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

    Chairman Bill Nelson

    Hearing Charter

    Witness(es)


    March 23, 2010 -- 2:00 pm
    2359 Rayburn House Office Building

    "FY 2011 Budget Overview "

    House, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies of the House Appropriations Committee

    Chairman Alan B. Mollohan
    Hearing Charter

    Witness List


    March 24 , 2010 -- 2:00 - 4:00
    2318 Rayburn House Office Building

    "Proposed Changes to NASA’s Exploration Program: What’s Known, What’s Not, and What Are The Issues for Congress? "

    House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Science and Technology Committee

    Chairwoman Gabrielle Giffords

    Hearing Charter

    Additional Document

    Witness List

    Related Press Release


    April 21, 2010 -- 2:00 pm
    2167 Rayburn HOB

    House Subcommittee on Aviation of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

    NextGen: Long-Term Planning and Interagency Cooperation 

    NASA witness: 

    NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate/Jaiwon /Shin 

    Other witnesses:

    Karlin Toner / Joint Program Development Office (JPDO) , Calvin Scobel/DOT IG, Gerald Dillingham /GAO, and DOD (TBD)

     


    April 22, 2010 -- 10:00 am
    192 Senate Dirksen Office Building

    "FY 2011 NASA Budget Overview "

    Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies of the Appropriations Committee

    Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski

    Hearing Charter

    Witness List

    •  The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator
             National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • The Honorable Paul K. Martin, Inspector General
            National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Mr. John Frost, Council Member, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel
            National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    May 5 , 2010 --10:00 am
    2318 Rayburn HOB

    Mitigating the Impact of Volcanic Ash Clouds on Aviation—What Do We Need to Know?

    House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science and Technology

    Chairwoman Gabrielle Giffords

    Hearing Charter

    NASA witness: 

    Dr. Tony Strazisar testified in place of Dr. Jaiwon Shin.
    * Mr. Tom Grindle, Chief of Maintenance at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, accompanied Dr. Stazisar

    Dr. Jack A. Kaye, Earth Science Division, NASA

    Other witnesses

    Ms. Victoria Cox, Senior Vice President, NextGen and Operations Planning Air Traffic Organization, FAA
    Mr. Roger Dinius, Flight Safety Director, GE Aviation
    Captain Linda Orlady, Executive Air Safety Vice Chair, Air Line Pilots Association
    International


    May 12, 2010 -- 2:30 p.m.
    253 Senate Russell Office Building

    "The Future of U.S. Human Space Flight "

    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation

    Chairman John D.(Jay) Rockefeller IV

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

    Witness Panel 1


    May 26, 2010 --10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2318 Rayburn House Office Building

    Review of the Proposed National Aeronautics and Space Administration Human Spaceflight Plan

    House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart Gordon

    Chairman Gordon Opening Statement
    Subcommittee Chairwoman Giffords Opening Statement

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Statements


    June 29, 2010 --10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    2318 Rayburn House Office Building

    Setting New Courses for Polar Weather Satellites and Earth Observations

    House Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Chairman Brad Miller

    Chairman Miller Opening Statement

    Hearing Charter

    Witness Statements

    • The Honorable Shere Abbott, Associate Directo, Energy and Environment Division, Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Ms. Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere
      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    • Mr. Christopher Scolese, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Mr. Gil Klinger, Director, Space and Intelligence Office
      Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Department of Defense
    • Mr. David Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues
      Government Accountability Office (GAO)


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    Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
    House Committee on Appropriations
    House Committee on Science and Technology


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