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Senate Commerce Hearing on Commercial Space, June 20, 2012

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 20-Jun-2012
Updated: 10-Jul-2016 02:27 PM

A summary of the June 20, 2012 Senate Commerce, Science and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Science and Space hearing on commercial space was published on June 20.   Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL), chairman of the subcommittee, John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member of the subcommittee, and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), ranking member of the full committee were present.  Witnesses were:

  • Bill Gerstenmaier, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations
  • Pamela Melroy, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (and a former NASA astronaut)
  • Gerald Dillingham, Government Accountability Office
  • Michael Gold, Bigelow Aerospace
  • Michael Lopez-Alegria, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (and a former NASA astronaut)

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