The House Science and Technology Committee has firmed up plans for a hearing on “NASA’s Astronaut Health Care System-Results of an Independent Review”. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, September 6th at 10 am. The first panel will feature NASA officials (Bryan O’Connor, Ellen Ochoa, and Richard Williams, the agency’s chief health and medical officer) as well as Richard Bachmann, who chaired the independent committee that released its report last month. NASA administrator Mike Griffin will appear alone on a separate panel. The hearing is shaping up to be particularly interesting, particularly if NASA’s internal investigation, to be released later today, turns up no evidence of the allegations of intoxicated astronauts that made the independent committee’s report so infamous.