Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Commercial Space: Risks, Opportunities, and Oversight

Click the arrow to view the Senate hearing video on YouTube.

The Senate subcommittee on science and space held a hearing today on commercial space. Although the subcommittee has eleven members, only three showed up — Bill Nelson (D-FL), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and John Boozman (R-AR).

The witnesses were:

  • Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier
    Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Col. Pamela A. Melroy USAF (ret.)
    Senior Technical Advisor, Office of Commercial Space Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration
  • Dr. Gerald L. Dillingham
    Director of Civil Aviation Issues
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. Michael N. Gold
    Director, D.C. Operations and Business Growth
    Bigelow Aerospace, LLC
  • Capt. Michael Lopez-Alegria USN (ret.)
    Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The event runs about eighty minutes.

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