November 6, 2008

Closed Session

9:00 a.m.

Committee Discussion

Open Session


NOAA Perspectives

  • Mary Kicza, NOAA Assistant Administrator for National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service

10: 30

Reflections on Environmental Challenges in the 21st Century

  • Conrad Lautenbacher, former NOAA Administrator


Hill Perspectives

  • Richard Obermann, House Science and Technology Committee

  • Ken Monroe, House Science and Technology Committee

12:30 p.m.



Department of Transportation Perspectives

  • George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration


Panel Discussion on Space in the Eyes of the Public

  • Howard McCurdy, American University

  • Kathy Sawyer, Journalist and Author

  • George T. Whitesides, National Space Society


International Perspectives

  • Joan Johnson-Freese, U.S. Naval War College

  • Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas, Austin


Adjourn for the Day

November 7, 2008

Closed Session

9:00 a.m.

Committee Discussion

12:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourns

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