Moon to Mars: NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Exploration


U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Moon to Mars: NASA’s Plans for Deep Space Exploration,” at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This hearing will examine the future of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) human spaceflight program. Witnesses will discuss NASA’s plans for the Artemis Program and returning U.S. astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024. The hearing will also highlight policy, regulatory, or technological challenges the agency faces in their efforts to achieve that goal.


  • The Honorable Jim Bridenstine, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
10:30 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman Roger Wicker

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell


  • The Honorable Jim Bridenstine

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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