Space Foundation Special Advisor Leroy Chiao Testifies at Senate Hearing
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On April 9, Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight, Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space at the a hearing titled, "From Here to Mars."
The committee heard testimony from experts on NASA exploration strategy, international cooperation in space and commercial space efforts.
Dr. Chiao testified to the Committee that the United States should be the leader of an internationally collaborative space exploration program. Dr. Chiao stated that in order for that to happen, NASA would need consistent and sustained, strong political and financial commitments from the White House and Congress. Dr. Chiao's entire testimony can be found here.
A former NASA astronaut and Commander, International Space Station Expedition 10, Chiao is also Chairman, National Space Biomedical Research Institute User Panel.
The committee also heard testimony from:
- William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus, the Eisenhower Institute, President, the Eisenhower Group, Inc.
- Jeffrey Manber, Managing Director, NanoRacks, LLC.
Learn more about Space Foundation Public Policy and Government Affairs here.
Read more about Dr. Chiao here.
Pictured: Susan Eisenhower, Chairman Emeritus, the Eisenhower Institute, President, the Eisenhower Group, Inc., and Space Foundation Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight, Leroy Chiao, Ph.D., testifying on April 9 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcommittee on Science and Space
This article is part of Space Watch: May 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 5).
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