Lieutenant Governors To Hold Hearing on National Aeronautics R&D Policy

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Written by ASA Administrator on June 7, 2006 – 1:00 pm

Contact: Charles Huettner
Phone: 703-522-7745

WHAT: The Aerospace States Association (ASA) will hold a hearing on the National Aeronautics Research and Development (R&D) Policy being developed by the Administration.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 1:00 pm

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325

President Bush will issue a National Aeronautics R&D Policy that will define the roles and goals for aeronautics research for several government agencies through 2020. ASA is holding a hearing to learn what government and industry believes is important to include in the policy to meet human needs, while positively impacting the U.S. economy.

ASA will hear testimony from the following presenters:

* Congressman Ken Calvert, Chairman, House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
* Congressman Mark Udall, House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
* Mr. Richard Russell, Associate Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, EOP
* Mr. John W. Borghese, V.P. Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
* Dr. Aaron Gellman, Professor, Northwestern University
* Mr. Preston A. Henne, Sr. V.P. Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream Aerospace
* Mr. William Hoover, Vice Chair, Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics Steering Committee
* Dr. John J. Kopecky, Director, Space and Aero Propulsion Programs D.C., Pratt & Whitney
* Mr. Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President & CEO, Cessna Aircraft Company

ASA is a bi-partisan organization representative of the grass roots of American Aerospace. It is a scientific and educational organization of Lieutenant Governors and Governor-appointed delegates. ASA was formed to promote a state-based perspective in federal aerospace policy development and to support state aerospace initiatives that enhance student/teacher education outreach and economic development opportunities. Currently chaired by Loren Leman, Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, ASA maintains direct ties to the executive branch of state government.

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