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Stu Witt, Dennis Tito to Testify at House Space Subcommittee Hearing

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
November 18, 2013
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Mojave Air and Space Port CEO Stu Witt (Credit: Bill Deaver)

Mojave Air and Space Port CEO Stu Witt (Credit: Bill Deaver)

Mojave Air and Space Port General Manager and CEO Stu Witt will testify along with space tourist and Inspiration Mars Chairman Dennis Tito at a House Space Subcommittee hearing concerning commercial space on Wednesday.

Patricia Cooper, president of the Satellite Industry Association, will join Witt and Tito on the hearing’s second panel.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), whose district includes the Mojave spaceport, will be on the first panel.

The hearing will be webcast live beginning at 10 a.m. EST.

Subcommittee on Space Hearing –  Commercial Space
Subcommittee on Space
2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Nov 20, 2013 10:00am


Panel I

  • The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Member, Majority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives

Panel II

  • Ms. Patricia Cooper, President, Satellite Industry Association
  • Mr. Stuart Witt, CEO and General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port
  • Mr. Dennis Tito, Chairman, Inspiration Mars Foundation

5 responses to “Stu Witt, Dennis Tito to Testify at House Space Subcommittee Hearing”

  1. therealdmt says:

    Maybe congress is finally ready to listen…

    There are things happening in a number of states now, with more trying to get involved (Georgia, for one, vying for SpaceX’s private spaceport).

    Let’s see:

    California – SpaceX headquarters and Vandenberg launch site, Mojave Airport for flight testing for everyone and base for Scaled Composites, The Spaceship Company, XCOR, Virgin Galactic

    Texas – SpaceX testing and probable site of new SpaceX private spaceport, XCOR’s new headquarters, Blue Origin’s facility

    Florida – Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Kennedy Space Center (launch sites for SpaceX, and probably Boeing and/or Sierra Nevada commercial crew) and possibly Blue Origin and possible landing site for Sierra Nevada, maybe others on the old shuttle landing strip, possible site for SpaceX’s private spaceport

    • therealdmt says:

      Georgia – possible site for SpaceX’s private spaceport

      Colorado – Sierra Nevada headquarters, Golden Spike, possible “Spaceport Colorado”

      Virginia – Orbital headquarters and launch site, MARS spaceport

      New Mexico – Spaceport America, Virgin Galactic operations base, SpaceX Grasshopper II’s future testing site, UP Aerospace

      Washington State – Jeff Bezo’s home state (owner of Blue Origin), Planetary Resources

      Nevada – Bigelow Aerospace headquarters

      Alabama – Stratolaunch headquarters (which also has a big facility in California)

    • windbourne says:

      Maybe CONgress if finally ready to listen…

      They only listen to who lines their pockets.
      As much as I disdain the GOP, the truth is, that the dems appear to be just as corrupt. And with those 2 parties blocking 3rd parties, well……

  2. Robert Horning says:

    I’m not familiar with Kevin McCarthy or why he is anything resembling an expert witness to testify at this sub-committee meeting. His Wikipedia article only mentions he has a degree in marketing and owned a deli that he was able to purchase after winning a lottery drawing in California. I’m not completely familiar with California geography, but does his district cover the Mojave airport?

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