House & Senate Subcommittees Schedule Hearings on NASA this Week

NASA Exploration Plans: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building
July 9, 2019
3:00 p.m. EDT

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, will convene a hearing titled, “NASA Exploration Plans: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The purpose of this hearing is to honor the upcoming 50th anniversary of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Apollo 11 mission and the United States landing the first man on the moon. The hearing will examine NASA’s plans for future human spaceflight missions.


  • Dr. Christine Darden, Data Analyst and Aerospace Engineer Researcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
  • Mr. Homer Hickam, Author, Rocket Boys
  • Mr. Gene Kranz, Flight Director, Apollo 11
  • Mr. Eric Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

A Review of NASA’s Plans for the International Space Station
and Future Activities in Low Earth Orbit

House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
2318 Rayburn House Office Building
July 10, 2019
10 a.m. EDT


Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The Honorable Paul K. Martin, Inspector General, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Professor Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Emerita University of Mississippi, Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Journal of Space Law

Mr. Eric W. Stallmer, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The here will be webcast at