House hearing today on NASA’s planetary exploration plans

Credit: Space Politics Blog

The space subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee is holding a hearing today on “Exploring Mars and Beyond: What’s Next for U.S. Planetary Science?”. Appearing before the committee are Jim Green, the director of NASA’s planetary science division, and Steve Squyres, the chair of the most recent planetary science decadal survey (and new chairman of the NASA Advisory Council). The hearing announcement mentions “Additional Witnesses TBA”, but with just a few hours before the 10 am hearing, that appears increasingly unlikely. (Or not: this morning they added another witness, Sally Ericsson, Program Associate Director for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science at OMB, listing her as “invited”.)

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