Press Release

House Science Subcommittee to Examine NASA-DoD Cooperation in Space Transportation

By SpaceRef Editor
March 18, 2004
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. the House
Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will hold a hearing to
examine NASA-DoD Cooperation in Space Transportation.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) both depend on rockets manufactured by private
sector contractors to launch into orbit the payloads – such as spy
satellites, weather satellites, or scientific instruments – that are
necessary for national security or carry out research in space. This
hearing will explore whether better coordination between NASA and DoD in
developing and purchasing rockets could increase the reliability and lower
the cost of launch vehicles. The hearing will also explore how DoD and
NASA could encourage the emergence of new, entrepreneurial companies that
can launch payloads into space.

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee – Hearing

NASA-DoD Cooperation in Space Transportation

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.

2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)

Witness List:

  • Rear Admiral (Ret.) Craig Steidle, NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Exploration Systems
  • Major General (Ret.) Robert Dickman, Deputy for Military Space in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Department of Defense
  • The Honorable Ron Sega, Director of Defense Research & Engineering, Department of Defense
  • Mr. Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer of Space Exploration Technologies or SpaceX

SpaceRef staff editor.