Subcommittee to Examine Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Space Exploration

June 14, 2017

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: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance Exploration and Settlement” at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The subcommittee will examine partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial space industry to advance space exploration.


- Mr. Robert Cabana, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center
- Mr. Tim Ellis, Co-Founder and CEO, Relativity
- Dr. Moriba K. Jah, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
- Mr. Jeffrey Manber, CEO, Nanoracks
- Ms. Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer, SpaceX

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
2:30 p.m.
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