The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges

May 14, 2019

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, will convene a hearing titled, “The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges,” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The hearing will examine civil-military coordination, cooperation, and related issues within the space domain.


  • The Honorable Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Mr. Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce
  • Mr. Robert Cardillo, Former Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander, Space Command, United States Air Force
  • Col. Pamela A. Melroy, United States Air Force (ret.)

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
3:00 p.m.
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space

This hearing will take place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building 562. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*Note: Witnesses added on 5/10/19


Witness Panel 1