WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Honorable Michael Griffin, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), will testify before the House Science Committee tomorrow on the status of NASA's plans and programs.
When Administrator Griffin last testified before the Committee four months ago, on June 28th, he described several reviews he had recently initiated, including:
Since that hearing, NASA has made significant progress in completing these activities. NASA has completed and released the results of the ESAS study, it has released preliminary results of the S/SCOT study, it has decided to significantly scale back Prometheus to a technology research program, and it has decided to slip the schedule for launch of the Webb telescope by two years. As a result of these decisions, NASA has begun reprogramming fiscal year 2005 funds and modifying its request for fiscal year 2006 appropriations.
The Committee plans to explore the following overarching questions at the hearing:
Thursday, November 3, 2005
Full Science Committee - Hearing
Status of NASA's Programs
10:00a.m - 12:00p.m.
2318 Rayburn House Office Building (WEBCAST)
The hearing charter, which provides background information on the hearing, is attached to this advisory. For more information, please contact the Science Committee press office at 202-225-4275.
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