Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, May 23, 2017 [open pdf - 599KB]
This is the May 23, 2017 hearing "Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will Impact American Commerce and Settlement in Space" held before the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. From the opening statement of Ted Cruz: "[I]t's incumbent on Congress to use this 50-year anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty to properly determine our actual international obligations, to decide if specific articles in the treaty are self-executing or not, and to ensure that our domestic policy moving forward creates an environment that provides certainty for industry while protecting our national security. Those decisions will be made by this committee, by the Senate as a whole, and by the Congress and the President. In this committee, this is the second in a series of hearings looking at reopening the American frontier in space. That's why we're gathered here today. The testimony that this committee will hear will help pave the way to the future of space exploration and our global competitiveness." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James E. Dunstan, Laura Montgomery, Matthew P. Schaefer, Robert (Bob) Richards, Peter Marquez, Mike Gold, and Pamela A. Melroy.
S. Hrg. 115-219; Senate Hearing 115-219
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