Faster propulsion technology for space travel.
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NASA is pursuing several in-space propulsion technologies to advance not only human exploration, but also uncrewed spacecraft operations. The hearing will explore NASA’s current portfolio of investments in in-space propulsion technologies, the state of the various technologies, and how they fit into future space architectures.

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Hearing: In-Space Propulsion – Strategic Choices and Options

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 – 10:00am

Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building


Written Testimony:


Mr. William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, NASA


Mr. Stephen Jurczyk

Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA


Dr. Mitchell Walker, Chair, Electric Propulsion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)


Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, Founder and CEO, Ad Astra Rocket Company


Mr. Joe Cassady, Executive Director for Space, Washington Operations, Aerojet Rocketdyne


Dr. Anthony Pancotti, Director of Propulsion Research, MSNW LLC

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