Sub-Committee Chairman Bill Nelson (D,FL) will conduct a hearing of the U.S. Senate sub-committee on Space, Aeronautics and Related Sciences (a sub-committee of the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee) to examine issues surrounding the retirement of the Space Shuttle and the transition to the Orion/Ares system. This hearing will focus on workforce related challenges at Kennedy Space Center and analyze potential solutions to mitigate the transition's effects on the community. The hearing will be Monday, June 23rd at the Canaveral Port Authority Commission Room, Port Canaveral Maritime Offices, 445 Challenger Road, Port Canaveral beginning at 9:00 am.
Michael Griffin, Administrator, NASA
William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA
Doug Cooke, Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA
Steve Kohler, President, Space Florida
Randy Berridge, President, Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Lisa Rice, President, Brevard Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Lynda Weatherman, President and CEO, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast
Bill Nelson, Chair
David Vitter, Ranking Member