Credit: Subcommittee on Space, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology/Screengrab

 

 

How does 60 years of NASA leadership in human space exploration, past, present, and future stack up?

This House hearing featured William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations. He detailed NASA’s current Moon, Mars, Lunar Gateway, extending the International Space Station, commercial space alliances and other issues.

Subcommittee on Space, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology/Screengrab

 

 

 

 

This Subcommittee on Space, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing was held Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and can be viewed here:

https://youtu.be/vAV7FZ2eHhM

In addition to Gerstenmaier, also testifying:

Mark Geyer, Director, Johnson Space Center, NASA

Jody Singer, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA

Robert Cabana, Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center, NASA

Gerstenmaier’s written testimony is available at:

https://science.house.gov/sites/republicans.science.house.gov/files/documents/HHRG-115-SY16-WState-WGerstenmaier-20180926.pdf

 

Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

 

Global space race

Another hearing on September 26 was held by the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness was titled Global Space Race: Ensuring the United States Remains the Leader in Space.

NASA’s James Bridenstine, Administrator, was the sole witness at this third in a series of hearings leading up to a potential NASA authorization. This hearing examined the challenges NASA faces in undertaking human and robotic exploratory missions, its research in aeronautics and space technology, and how the agency’s current and planned initiatives will affect its future mission goals.

The hearing can be viewed here at:

https://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=F3E26BDE-FB5F-453E-A4E0-BA0E2DA4CA39

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