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Space Studies Board: Annual Report 2009 6 Congressional Testimony Members of Space Studies Board (SSB) committees may be invited to testify before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate about the findings and recommendations of their reports. During 2009, six hearings were held where members of the SSB family testified to Congress. Links to their prepared statements are provided below. SSB Committee on Earth Studies member Antonio Busalacchi, Jr., testified on March 18 at a hearing entitled “Critical Satellite Climate Change Datasets” before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Dr. Busalacchi’s prepared statement is available at http://appropriations.house.gov/Calendar_Events/2009EventsCommerce.shtml. At the June 17 hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight, SSB vice chair A. Thomas Young testified in his capacity as the chair of the NPOESS Independent Review Team. Mary Glackin, deputy undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere and deputy administrator, NOAA, and David Powner, director, Information Technology Management Issues, Government Accountability Office, also testified. Their prepared statements are available at http://science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2492. At the June 18 hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, SSB member and chair of the SSB Committee on Earth Studies Berrien Moore III and Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) chair Raymond Colladay testified on their perspectives on the fiscal year (FY) 2010 NASA Budget Request. Kenneth Ford, chair, NASA Advisory Council; Robert M. Hanisee, chair, Audit and Finance Committee, NASA Advisory Council; John C. Marshall, member, Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel; and J.P. Stevens, vice president for space systems, Aerospace Industries Association, also testified. Their prepared statements are available at http://science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2493. At the July 16 hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, General Lester L. Lyles, chair or the NRC’s Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program, testified on enhancing the relevance of space to address national needs. Pattie Grace Smith, board of directors, The Space Foundation; Debbie Adler Myers, general manager, Science Channel/Discovery Communications; and Miles O’Brien, journalist, also testified. Their prepared statements are available at http://science.house.gov/publications/hearings_markups_ details.aspx?NewsID=2544. Lennard A. Fisk, vice-chair for the NRC’s Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program, testified at the October 21 hearing before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Science and Space. Stephen I. Katz, director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health; Scott Pace, director, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School or International Affairs, George Washington University; Jeanne L. Becker, associate director, National Space Biomedical
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Space Studies Board: Annual Report 2009 Research Institute, and Helen Greiner, CEO, The Droid Works, also testified. Their prepared statements are available at http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings. Raymond S. Colladay, chair of the NRC’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and vice chair for the NRC’s Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program, and Robert D. Braun, co-chair of the NRC’s Committee to Review the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics at the October 22 hearing on strengthening NASA’s technology development programs. Chris Scolese, NASA, also testified. All of the prepared statements are available at http://science.house.gov/Publications/hearings_markups_details.aspx?NewsID=2640.