NASA Exploration Plans: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

July 9, 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, “NASA Exploration Plans: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The purpose of this hearing is to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Apollo 11 mission and the United States landing the first man on the moon. The hearing will examine NASA’s plans for future human spaceflight missions. 


  • Dr. Christine Darden, Data Analyst and Aerospace Engineer Researcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Mr. Homer Hickam, Author, Rocket Boys
  • Mr. Gene Kranz, Flight Director, Apollo 11
  • Mr. Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, July 9, 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: Witness added on 7/8/19


Majority Statement

  • Chairman Ted Cruz

Witness Panel 1