Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Live: House panel's opening statements

Norman Augustine, the chairman of President Barack Obama's space panel, is talking about the panel's findings to the members of the House Science and Technology Committee.

Click the links below to read the hearing's opening statements and testimony:
++ Chairman Bart Gordon.
++ Chairwoman Gabrielle Giffords.
++ Norman Augustine testimony.

Later, former NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, who oversaw the development of the Constellation program and whose cost and timetable are being questioned by Augustine's panel, also will appear at the hearing.

The third witness will be Joe Dyer, chairman of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

Here are their advance statements:
++ Mike Griffin testimony.
++ Joe Dyer testimony.

You can watch the hearing live here in The Flame Trench. Simply click the NASA TV box on the right side of the page to launch our NASA TV viewer and live coverage beginning at 2 p.m.

Augustine also will testify Wednesday before the Senate Commerce Committee.

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