The Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a hearing titled NASA: Past, Present, and Future.

This hearing is set for Thursday, February 16th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The purpose of the hearing is to review NASA’s past portfolio of missions, evaluate existing exploration programs, and provide a venue for consideration of potential bold and innovative missions going forward.

Off-world geologist, Apollo 17’s Jack Schmitt.
Credit: NASA


Witness List

Testifying is a panel of witnesses:

  • Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut; former United States senator
  • Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini VI, Gemini IX, Apollo 10, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project astronaut; chairman, NASA International Space Station Advisory Committee
  • Ellen Stofan, former chief scientist, NASA
  • Tom Young, past director, Goddard Spaceflight Center; past president/COO, Martin Marietta; past chairman, SAIC



Future of International Space Station – sure to be a hearing topic.
Credit: NASA







Live streaming

The hearing will be available on the committee’s website and via YouTube.

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