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6 Congressional Testimony Members of Space Studies Board 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 2012, three hearings were held where members of the SSB family testified to Congress. Links to their prepared statements are provided below. Charles F. Kennel, Chair, Space Studies Board, testified at the September 12, 2012, hearing “The Path from LEO to Mars,” of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Also testifying were Steven W. Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy Cornell University; and Jim Maser President Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. Archived webcast and statements are available at http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index. cfm?p=Hearings. Daniel Baker, Chair of the Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics, testified at the November 28, 2012, hearing, “National Priorities for Solar and Space Physics Research and Applications for Space Weather Predic- tion,” of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics. Also testifying at the hear- ing were Charles J. Gay, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA; Laura Furgione, Acting Assistant Administrator for Weather Services and Acting Director, National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The hearing charter and testimony are available at http://science.house. gov/legislation?type=hearing. Ronald Sega, Vice Chair of the Committee on NASA’s Strategic Direction, and testified at the December 12, 2012, hearing, “The Future of NASA: Perspectives on Strategic Vision for America’s Space Program,” of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Also testifying at the hearing were the Honorable Robert Walker, Wexler & Walker; the Honorable Marion C. Blakey, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association; Thomas Zurbuchen, Ph.D., Professor for Space Science and Aerospace Engineering and Asso­ iate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, University of Michigan; and Scott Pace, Ph.D., Director, Space c Policy Institute, George Washington University. The hearing charter and testimony are available at http://science. house.gov/legislation?type=hearing. 77