Preparing for the Workforce Transition at Kennedy Space Center

June 23, 2008

Field Hearing

The hearing will examine issues surrounding the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the transition to the new Orion/Ares system. Specifically, this hearing will focus on workforce related challenges at the Kennedy Space Center and analyze potential solutions to mitigate the transition’s effects on the community.

The hearing will be located at the Canaveral Port Authority, Commission Room, Port Canaveral Maritime Center Offices, 445 Challenger Road, Port Canaveral, Florida. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will preside.

Witness Panel 1

  • Dr. Michael D. Griffin

    Administrator
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier

    Associate Administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Mr. Doug Cooke

    Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Witness Panel 2