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Congressional Hearing Calendar
112th Congress
First Session

* * FY 2012 HEARINGS * *

February 10, 2011 -- 10:00 am
H-309 Capitol

"Oversight of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) -Major Challenges Facing NASA in 2011 "

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

Chairman Frank R. Wolf

Hearing Charter

Witness List

  • Allison C. Lerner
    Inspector General, National Science Foundation;
  • Paul K. Martin
    Inspector General, NASA

March 2, 2011 -- 10:00 am
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

"NASA's FY 2012 Budget Request"

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Chairman Ralph Hall, R-TX

Hearing Charter

Witness List


March 3, 2011 -- morning & afternoon sessions
2359 Rayburn House Office Building

"NASA's FY 2012 Budget Overview "

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

Chairman Frank R. Wolf

Hearing Charter

Witness List


March 15, 2011 -- 2:30 pm
2359 Rayburn House Office Building

"Realizing NASA's Potential: Programmatic Challenges in the 21st Century "

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Chairman Rockefeller D-WV)

Chairman Frank R. Wolf

Hearing Charter

Witness List

  • Written Statement Submitted by The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (did not testify at hearing)
  • Mr. Douglas R. Cooke
    Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
  • Mr. William Gerstenmaier
    Associate Administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate
  • Mr. Leland D. Melvin
    Associate Administrator, Education
  • Dr. Jaiwon Shin
    Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
  • Dr. Edward J. Weiler
    Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate
  • Dr. Woodrow Whitlow Jr.
    Associate Administrator, Mission Support Directorate

March 17, 2011 -- 10:30 am
253 Senate Russell Office Building

"Federal R&D and Science Budget"

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Chairman Rockefeller D-WV)

Chairman John D. Rockefeller

Hearing Charter

Witness List


March 30, 2011 -- 1:00 - 12:00
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

"A Review of NASA’s Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry"

House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Palazzo, R-MS)

Opening Statements

Chairman Ralph Hall
Subcommittee Chairman Steven Palazzo

Hearing Charter

Witness List

  • Mr. Douglas R. Cooke
    Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Scott Pace
    Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
  • Mr. James Maser
    Chairman, Corporate Membership Committee, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

April 11, 2011 --4:00 - 5:30pm
192 Senate Dirksen Office Building

"NASA's FY 2012 Budget Overview"

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

Chairman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD)

Hearing Charter

Witness List


May 26, 2011 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building

"NASA's Commercial Cargo Providers: Are They Ready to Supply the Space Station in the Post-Shuttle Era?"

House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics (Chairman Palazzo R-MS)
Subcommittee Chairman Steven Palazzo Opening Statement
Full Committee Chairman Ralph Hall Opening Statement
Hearing Charter
Witness List


July 12, 2011 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"A Review of NASA’s Space Launch System"

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Chairman Hall, R-TX)

Statement of The Honorable Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Full Committee Chairman Ralph Hall Opening Statement
Hearing Charter

Witness List


September 8, 2011 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"Impacts of the LightSquared Network on Federal Science Activities"

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Chairman Hall, R-TX)

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement

Witness List

  • Mr. Anthony Russo, Director, The National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing
  • Ms. Mary Glackin, Deputy Under Secretary, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Dr. Victor Sparrow, Director, Spectrum Policy, Space Communications and Navigation, Space Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Mr. Peter Appel, Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Department of Transportation
  • Dr. David Applegate, Associate Director, Natural Hazards, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Jeffrey J. Carlisle, Executive Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, LightSquared
  • Dr. Scott Pace, Director, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University

September 22, 2011 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"NASA Human Spaceflight Past, Present, and Future: Where Do We Go From Here?"

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Chairman Hall, R-TX)

Witness List

  • Mr. Neil A. Armstrong, Commander, Apollo 11
  • Captain Eugene A. Cernan USN (ret.), Commander, Apollo 17
  • Dr. Michael D. Griffin, Eminent Scholar and Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville

September 23, 2011 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"From NPOESS to JPSS: An Update on the Nation’s Restructured Polar Weather Satellite Program"

Joint Hearing – Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment Subcommittees of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee

Witness List (TBA)

  • The Honorable Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction and Deputy Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Mr. Christopher Scolese, Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Mr. David A. Powner, Director, Information Technology Management Issues, Government Accountability Office

October 12, 2011 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"The International Space Station: Lessons from the Soyuz Rocket Failure and Return to Flight"

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

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement

Chairman Steve Palazzo (R-MS)

Witness List


October 26, 2011 – 10:00 –Noon
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
"NASA’s Commercial Crew Development Program: Accomplishments and Challenges"

Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement

Chairman Ralph Hall

Witness List

  • Mr. Paul K. Martin, NASA Inspector General
  • Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administrationl

November 2, 2011 – 3:00 pm
2172 Rayburn House Office Building
"Efforts to Transfer America’s Leading Edge Science to China"

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Chrm. Rohrabacher) of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Hearing Charter

Opening Statement

Witness List

Panel I

  • The Honorable Frank Wolf (R-VA), Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
  • Mr. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Associate General Counsel, Government Accountability Office
  • John Holdren, Ph. D., Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr. Charles Bolden, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Panel II

  • Mr. Rick Fisher, Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center
  • Elizabeth Economy, Ph. D., Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

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


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