Event Format: Hearing
Location: Russell Senate Office Building Room 253, Washington, DC 20150, US
Sep 12 2012 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing on "The Path From LEO to Mars." This hearing will examine NASA's exploration portfolio -- both robotic and human -- beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO) to the surface of Mars. The hearing will begin with an update from project scientists working on the Mars Science Laboratory mission (Witness Panel 1).
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Witness Panel 1
Dr. Fuk Li, Director, Mars Exploration Directorate, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. John Grotzinger, Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist California Institute of Technology
Witness Panel 2
Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University
Dr. Charles F. Kennel ,Chair, Space Studies Board, The National Academies Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science (Emeritus), Senior Advisor, Sustainability Solutions Institute, University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Mr. Jim Maser, President , Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne