Wednesday's Congressional Hearing

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science Hearing: NASA FY 2007 Budget Request

Prepared statement by Michael Griffin (PDF)

Editor's note: I'm sorry that I can't post the text of this statement for you to read but Code L has decided only to post an image of the text - not the actual text. They also did a sloppy job at scanning it in too - most of page 7 is hidden under page 6. Yet, if you read yesterday's statement from the Senate Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Science and Space hearing you will see that there is little difference between the two statements.

Reader note: "I thought the most interesting and discouraging exchange between Mikulski and Griffin was when she asked him toward the end about using the ISS. She said you will have the ISS in orbit but won't be able to use it, and he agreed. Then he provided a list of "ifs" that might make the ISS a useful facility and she caught him on his list of "ifs." And as we know, placing all the remaining pieces in orbit, minus the centrifuge, is highly speculative as it depends on 16, 17, 18 more shuttle launches."

Mikulski Calls for Balanced Space Program, Increased Support for NASA

"NASA's role in promoting science has been ignored by this administration. NASA is absolutely crucial to the innovation economy and the innovation society. It is time for the administration to recognize both the cost and the benefits of a balanced space program," said Senator Mikulski. "A balanced space program is what made our nation the leader in space it pushed the envelope of science and discovery, while spurring innovation."

NASA budgets concern Shelby, Huntsville Times

"While this [proposed NASA budget] is a significant increase, there are a number of programs slated for decreases that are troubling," Shelby said. "Specifically, funding for aeronautics and education have been cut, and science is being shortchanged with little hope of funding in future years."

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