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Squyres, Young to Testify to House Committee Next Week on NASA Authorization Act

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 14-Jun-2013
Updated: 14-Jun-2013 05:44 PM

NASA Advisory Council (NAC) Chairman Steve Squyres and retired industry executive Tom Young will testify to the House Science, Space and Technology (SS&T) Committee next week.  The topic of the hearing is the NASA Authorization Act of 2013.

Congress passed the most recent NASA authorization act in 2010 (P.L.  111-267).  The funding provisions expire at the end of this fiscal year, though the policy provisions remain law until and unless Congress changes them.  Both the House committee and its Senate counterpart have indicated that they want to pass a new authorization bill for NASA this year.   This hearing is part of that process.

The hearing is on Wednesday, June 19, at 10:00 am in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.   Squyres is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and is best known as the Principal Investigator of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.   Young is a former Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin.




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