Congress: November 2007 Archives

Griffin on Shuttle and ISS

Testimony by NASA Administrator Mike Griffin: The Space Program after The Shuttle is retired

"Retirement of the Space Shuttle is on schedule for 2010 and critical to future Exploration plans. As we approach this date, we are hopeful that we can complete the ten remaining Space Station assembly flights, the servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, and the two contingency Shuttle missions to the ISS within this timeframe. If it becomes clear that we will not complete the flight manifest by 2010, NASA will evaluate options and make adjustments consistent with not flying any flights beyond 2010. Continuing to fly the Shuttle beyond 2010 does not enhance U.S. human spaceflight capability, but rather delays the time until a new capability exists and increases the total life cycle cost to bring the new capability on line."

Senate Shuttle Hearing Today

Senate Hearing: Issues Facing the U.S. Space Program after Retirement of the Space Shuttle

10:00 AM - Live webcast

Editor's note: With regard to returning the shuttle and relying upon Russia for Soyuz flights to the ISS, Mike Griffin just said "I think it is unseemly in the extreme for the United States to depend on another country for access to space. I did not get us into this postion but I am trying to get us out of it."

Life After The Shuttle

Senate Hearing: Issues Facing the U.S. Space Program after Retirement of the Space Shuttle

"The Subcommittee hearing will address issues related to the retirement of the Space Shuttle, its remaining missions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) plans to compensate should they not fulfill all mission requirements on schedule, and other issues facing NASA when the Space Shuttle is retired."

NEO Hearing

Hearing: Near-Earth Objects - Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's Report to Congress

Hearing Charter: Near-Earth Objects: Status of the Survey Program and Review of NASA's 2007 Report to Congress

"On Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., the House Committee on Science and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will hold a hearing to examine the status of NASA's Near-Earth Object survey program, review the findings and recommendations of NASA's report to Congress, Near-Earth Object Survey and Deflection Analysis of Alternatives, and to assess NASA's plans for complying with the requirements of Section 321 of the NASA Authorization Act of 2005."

Testimony of Russell Schweickart
Testimony of J. Anthony Tyson
Testimony of Donald Campbell
Testimony of Donald Yeomans
Testimony of Scott Pace
Testimony of James Green
Testimony of Rep. Luis G. Fortuo
Testimony of Chairman Mark Udall



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