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The U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space held a hearing on Friday, October 9th focused on the impact of the president’s budget on programs being built for a trip to Mars and other deep space destinations.

Witnesses discussed NASA’s plans for future major tests and milestones of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion crew vehicle, as well as how the administration’s budget request affects these programs.

Doug Cooke (left) and Dan Dumbacher testify before House Subcommittee on Space. Credit: Subcommittee on Space

Doug Cooke (left) and Dan Dumbacher testify before House Subcommittee on Space.
Credit: Subcommittee on Space

The hearing took place a day after release of NASA’s Journey to Mars report which contained no budget, schedule, or deadlines.

 

Testifying at the hearing:

— Doug Cooke, Owner, Cooke Concepts and Solutions; Former Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems, NASA

Cooke’s testimony is available at:

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-114-SY16-WState-DCooke-20151009.pdf

— Dan Dumbacher, Professor of Engineering Practice, Purdue University; Former Deputy Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA

Dumbacher’s testimony is available at:

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-114-SY16-WState-DDumbacher-20151009.pdf

NOTE: Archived video of the hearing is available on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtoUE3dJ-mLUo5dwGs7hXOw

Also there’s a detailed charter/backgrounder on deep space exploration issues available at:

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-114-SY16-20151009-SD001.pdf

 

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