Senate to Hold Commercial Space Hearing


Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance Exploration and Settlement

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, will convene a hearing titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space and the U.S. Government to Advance Exploration and Settlement” at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The subcommittee will examine partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial space industry to advance space exploration.

Witnesses:

  • Mr. Robert Cabana, Director, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Mr. Tim Ellis, Co-Founder and CEO, Relativity
  • Dr. Moriba K. Jah, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Cockell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Mr. Jeffrey Manber, CEO, Nanoracks
  • Ms. Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer, SpaceX

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

  • Xenophage

    Peculiar how wrong/painful this ‘American Frontier’ metaphor sounds to a non-American.
    American continent was not empty, the expansion of European colonists from east to west coast of North American continent was basically an invasion+genocide. I mourn the vanished peoples, languages, cultures, ways of life,
    ‘American Frontier’ makes me think of a latter day ‘Drang nach Osten’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wikkinf i/Drang_nach_Osten … which luckily did not succeed.
    I am all for expansion of humankind (US or any other) into outer space.
    But please let someone find another metaphor.

  • windbourne

    Where is Bigelow?

  • duheagle

    Bigelow was at the previous such hearing – himself, in person, Robertus Maximus.