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There will be two important congressional hearings this week on Commercial Space.

Impact of the Federal Shutdown on Private Industry and the Nation: The NASA-Johnson Space Center Experience: The national discussion about the government shutdown has been focusing on the plight of the federal worker, a legitimate concern. However, with every passing day, the impact on the private sector as a whole is more pronounced.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is funded at $19.4 billion, an increase of $1.6 billion over the fiscal year 2012 enacted level. The large increase results from a reorganization of operational weather satellite procurement from NOAA into NASA.

Washington, DC - Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) and several colleagues today urged White House Office of Science and Technology Director John Holdren to follow through on his understanding that NASA should retain all encompassing responsibility over the safety requirements for development of commercial crew vehicles.