According to a source, the space subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing next Tuesday on unmanned lunar missions being planned, or are already in progress, by several other nations. The preliminary list of witnesses includes:
- John Logsdon of GWU (discussing Japanese missions)
- James Oberg (on Chinese plans)
- Sven Grahn of Swedish Space Corp (on ESA’s SMART-1 mission launched last year)
The hearing information hasn’t been posted to the committee’s web site yet, but should be there soon.