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    Testimony

    When Congress, the Administration, and the many aerospace commissions want the real story on aerospace topics and programs, they turn to the experts: AIAA. Often asked to appear and provide testimony, we offer the objective insight they need - insight that comes with a solid grounding in technology.

     

    25 February 2014: Sandra Magnus, AIAA Executive Director, remarks before the House Subcommittee on Science, Space and Technology, "Mars Flyby 2021: The First Deep Space Mission for the Orion and Space Launch System?”
    Magnus' Remarks

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    14 January 2014: Sandra Magnus, AIAA Executive Director, written statement to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Examining Conference and Travel Spending Across the Federal Government.

      Magnus' Written Statement – Federal Conference and Travel Expenses 011414

     

    30 March 2011: Jim Maser, AIAA corporate membership committee chair and president of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA, remarks before the House Subcommittee on Science, Space and Technology's Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, "A Review of NASA's Exploration Program in Transition: Issues for Congress and Industry."
       Maser's Remarks (PDF)

     

    29 October 2010: Robert Dickman, former AIAA Executive Director, remarks at the Space Policy Institute, "Implementation Issues and U.S. Industry Panel."
       Dickman's Remarks (PDF)

     

    22 September 2010: Robert Dickman, former AIAA Executive Director, remarks at the the U.S. Air Force's Arnold Engineering Development Center Technical Society Luncheon.
       AEDC-Technical-Society-Luncheon-2010 (PDF)

     

    9 September 2010: Robert Dickman, former AIAA Executive Director, remarks at the Space Transportation Association Roundtable on Capitol Hill, "An Engineering Assessment of the Way-Forward in Human Spaceflight."
      Dickman's Remarks (PDF)

     

    10 December 2009: David W. Thompson, AIAA President, testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology. The hearing, Decisions on the Future Direction and Funding for NASA: What will they mean for the U.S. Aerospace Workforce and Industrial Base? focused upon what the implications could be for the aerospace community stemming from the recommendations from the Augustine Commission report.

    • Thompson's Testimony (PDF)
    • Thompson's Responses - 3 February 2010 (PDF)

     

    25 February 2009: Robert Dickman, AIAA Executive Director, testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology concerning the impacts of U.S. export control policies on science and technology activities and competitiveness.
      Dickman's Testimony (PDF)

     

    7 May 2008: Robert Dickman, AIAA Executive Director, testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation concerning the Reauthorizing the Vision for Space Authorization.
      Dickman's Testimony (PDF)

     

    21 June 2006: Roger Simpson, AIAA President, testimony before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives concerning the future of civil aeronautics research and development at NASA.
      Simpson's Testimony (PDF)

     

    11 February 2004: Cort Durocher, AIAA Executive Director, to the President's Commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy
      Durocher's Testimony (PDF)

     

    8 May 2003: Jerry Grey, AIAA Public Policy Committee, testimony before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives concerning NASA's Integrated Space Transportation Plan and Orbital Space Plane Program.
      Grey's Testimony (PDF)

     

    14 May 2002: Martin P. Kress, AIAA Vice President, Public Policy Committee, to the Commission on the Future of the United State Aerospace Industry.
      Kress's Testimony (PDF)