The space subcommittee of the House Science Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, April 1, at 1 pm to discuss “Lunar Science and Resources: Future Options”. The witnesses for the hearing haven’t been formally announced by the committee on its web site, but according to a University of Arizona press release the current list of speakers is:
- Donald Campbell, Cornell University
- Dan Lester, University of Texas
- John Lewis, University of Arizona
- Paul Spudis, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- Tim Swindle, University of Arizona
Spudis is also one of the members of the Aldridge Commission. The timing of this hearing is unfortunate, as that same afternoon the space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on the NASA budget, with Sean O’Keefe scheduled to appear. The two hearings don’t completely overlap (the Senate hearing starts 90 minutes after the House one), but they are close enough together in time and far enough apart in space to make it difficult to attend both without missing substantial portions of one.