Priorities, Plans, and Progress of the Nation's Space Program

March 7, 2012

253 Russell Senate Office Building

NASAWASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces a full committee hearing on priorities, plans, and progress of the nation's space program.

At this hearing, the Committee will consider the President’s fiscal year 2013 budget request for NASA in the context of the direction provided by the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, including the expansion of a human presence beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO); full scientific utilization of the International Space Station; and establishment of reliable commercial cargo and crew services to LEO.

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

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Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Charles F. Bolden Jr.

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Bolden Testimony (136.67 KB)

Witness Panel 2

  • Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

    Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History
    Director, Hayden Planetarium
    Tyson Testimony (50.15 KB)