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Senate Commerce Committee Hearing: Preparing for the Workforce Transition at Kennedy Space Center


Date: Monday, June 23, 2008

Location: , Port Canaveral, FL US,

Aeronautics, and Related Sciences

Monday, June 23, 2008
09:00 AM

The hearing will examine issues surrounding the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the transition to the new Orion/Ares system. Specifically, this hearing will focus on workforce related challenges at the Kennedy Space Center and analyze potential solutions to mitigate the transition's effects on the community. The hearing will be located at the Canaveral Port Authority, Commission Room, Port Canaveral Maritime Center Offices, 445 Challenger Road, Port Canaveral, Florida. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will preside.


Opening Remarks

Panel 1

Dr. Michael D. Griffin
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Mr. William H. Gerstenmaier
Associate Administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Mr. Doug Cooke
Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Panel 2

Mr. Steve Kohler
Space Florida

Mr. Randy Berridge
Florida High Tech Corridor Council

Ms. Lisa Rice
Brevard Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Ms. Lynda L. Weatherman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

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