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Presenters Chosen For Dayton Public Hearing

ARLINGTON, Virginia, February 27, 2004

The President's Commission on Moon, Mars and Beyond, chaired by Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, will hear presentations from a broad array of education, industry and military experts at its second public hearing, which takes place at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, on March 3 and 4, 2004.

On March 3, Inspiring Youth and Improving Science/Math Literacy is the title of the first panel, which convenes at 1:00 p.m.; the second panel will be Creating Prosperity and Fostering a Competitive Environment; and a presentation on Human Sustainability for Long Term Spaceflight will conclude the first day's testimony.

On March 4, beginning at 9:00 a.m., three panels on Science and Technology and two special presentations on Management and Sustainability will be heard. Senator John Glenn will address the Commission at 11:15 a.m.

From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., aerospace industry representatives have been invited to address the Commission; and from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m., through a lottery system, individuals in the audience will be given an opportunity to present comments to the Commissioners. At 3:45 p.m., a news conference for accredited media journalists will be held.

The Commission hearing is available live on NASA TV on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 38880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

The President's Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy (Moon, Mars and Beyond) is charged with building consensus and providing recommendations to the President regarding moon research activities, increasing young people's interest in space science, and bringing in industry and other countries as space partners.


Witness List and Timeline
Wednesday, March 3, 2004
1:00 p.m Welcome and Introductions
Chairman Pete Aldridge
1:15 2:15 p.m. Inspiring Youth and Improving Science/Math Literacy
Dr. Patricia Arnold, Vice President Education
US Space Foundation

Mrs. Margaret G. Finarelli, Vice President North American Operations
International Space University

Dr. June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chairman
Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Mr. Brett Williams, Teacher
Fredericksburg High School Aeroscience Program
2:15 2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:30 3:30 p.m. Creating Prosperity and Fostering a Competitive Environment
Dr. Daniel J. Curran, President
University of Dayton

Mike Cross, Project Manager
Ball Aerospace

Richard J. Omlor, President & CEO
YSI, Incorporated

Vincent J. Russo
Retired Sr. Exec. in the Military Service
3:30 4:00 p.m. Human Sustainability for Long Term Spaceflight
Wright State University School of Medicine
Dr. Stanley Mohler, Professor of Aerospace Medicine
Dr. Mary Ann Frey, Professor Emeritus in Aerospace Medicine
4:00 p.m. Commission adjourns
Thursday, March 4, 2004
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Chairman Pete Aldridge
9:15 10:15 a.m. Science and Technology
Gen. Lance W. Lord, Commander, Air Force Space Command

Gen. Gregory S. Martin, Commander, Air Force Materiel Command

MGen. Paul D. Nielsen, Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory
10:15 11:00 a.m. Science and Technology
Dr. Roger Angel, Professor of Astronomy & Optical Sciences
University of Arizona

Dr. Andy Cheng, Sr. Staff & Supervisor of the Planetary Exploration Group
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Michael Duke, Director of Space Combustion Center
Colorado School of Mines
11:00 11:10 a.m. BREAK
11:10 11:55 a.m. Management and Sustainability
Senator John Glenn
11:55 a.m. 12:30 p.m. BREAK
12:30 1:15 p.m. Science and Technology
Col. Joseph F. Boyle, Associate Director of the Propulsion Directorate

Dr. Charles E. Browning, Director, Materials & Manufacturing

Col. Michael B. Leahy, Jr., Director, Air Vehicles

Col. William N. McCasland, Director, Space Vehicles
1:15 1:45 p.m. Management and Sustainability
Issues and Opportunities Regarding the U.S. Space Program
Lennard A. Fisk, Chairman, Space Studies Board
National Research Council
2:00 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15 3:00 p.m. Management Techniques for a "System of Systems"
The Boeing Company
Lockheed Martin (invited)
Northrop Grumman (invited)
3:00 3:30 p.m. Audience Comments
Through a lottery system, 12-15 individuals will be given an opportunity to present comments to the Commissioners
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. Press Conference
Accredited media will be invited to call in.
4:30 p.m. Hearing adjourns

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