Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access, Joint Hearing Before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 16, 2014 [open pdf - 2MB]
This is testimony from the July 16, 2014 hearing, "Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access" before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the testimony of Alan F. Estevez: "Defense space capabilities are central to our national security. Our assured access to space provides national security decision-makers with unfettered global access and unprecedented advantages in national decision-making, military operations, and homeland security. We cannot achieve this without an efficient and reliable space launch capability. The nation requires robust, responsive, and resilient space transportation capabilities that enable and advance our space operations." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Alan Estevez, William L. Shelton, Robert Lightfoot, Howard J. Mitchell, Daniel L. Dumbacher, Yool Kim, and Cristina Chaplain.
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