Senate Hearing: Future of Space Under New Administration

Senate Hearing: Future of Space Under New Administration

Cruz Calls Hearing on Future of Space Under New Administration

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “NASA at a Crossroads: Reasserting American Leadership in Space Exploration” on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.

The hearing will focus on the importance of ensuring consistency in policy to best leverage investments made in human space exploration. The hearing will also explore questions facing the agency related to the upcoming presidential transition.


– Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
– Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, Executive Director, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
– Mr. Mike Gold, Vice President of Washington Operations, SSL
– Mr. Mark Sirangelo, Vice President of Space Systems Group, Sierra Nevada Corporation
– Professor Dan Dumbacher, Professor of Engineering Practice, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

* Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
2:30 p.m. ET
Subcommittee Hearing
Senate Russell Building 253

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a livestream will be available on

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