WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space” at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. This hearing will examine U.S. government obligations under the Outer Space Treaty on its 50th anniversary, specifically compliance with Article VI of the Treaty that requires governments to authorize and continually supervise the activities of non-government entities. This hearing will also explore the Treaty’s potential impacts on expansion of our nation’s commerce and settlement in space.
Witness Panel 1:
- Mr. James E. Dunstan, Founder, Mobius Legal Group, PLLC
- Ms. Laura Montgomery, Attorney and Proprietor, Ground Based Space Matters, LLC
- Mr. Matthew Schaefer, Co-Director of Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law Program University of Nebraska College of Law
Witness Panel 2:
- Mr. Mike Gold, Vice President, Washington Operations, Space Systems Loral
- Mr. Peter Marquez, Vice President of Global Engagement, Planetary Resources
- Colonel Pamela Melroy, Colonel, U.S. Air Force, Retired and Former Astronaut
- Mr. Bob Richards, Founder and CEO, Moon Express
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness
This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.