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Space Policy Events for the Week of April 21-26, 2013

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 21-Apr-2013
Updated: 23-Apr-2013 02:49 PM

The following events may of be interest in the week ahead, starting today with the rescheduled launch of Antares hopefully around 5:00 pm ET.  The House and Senate both are in session this week.

During the Week

Orbital Sciences Corp. will try again today (Sunday) to launch its new Antares rocket for the first time.  Two previous attempts were scrubbed, the first because of a technical glitch and yesterday because of weather.  The launch window again opens at 5:00 pm ET.  Follow @OrbitalSciences and @NASA_Wallops on Twitter to keep up to date.

That's just the start of a very busy week, with many congressional hearings on NASA, NOAA, FAA and DOD space activities (see our separate list of just those hearings, though one more has arisen since -- the House Appropriations hearing on the FAA budget request on Wednesday, which includes the Office of Commercial Space Transportation).  Among the other highlights are a meeting of the National Research Council's Committee on Human Spaceflight tomorrow and Tuesday and a meeting of the full NASA Advisory Council (NAC) on Wednesday and Thursday (many of the NAC committees met last week and one more will meet on Monday).

CORRECTION:  The SASC hearing on military space programs and DOD use of the spectrum is on April 24, not April 23 as originally shown in this list.  Our apologies for the error.  It is corrected in the revised list below.

Sunday, April 21

Monday, April 22

Monday-Tuesday, April 22-23

Monday-Thursday, April 22-25

Tuesday, April 23

Wednesday, April 24

Wednesday-Thursday, April 24-25

Thursday, April 25


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