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Re: FY19 NASA Budget Request
« Reply #40 on: 04/13/2018 02:32 AM »
FY 2019 Budget Hearing - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Thursday, April 12, 2018 10:00 AM in H-309, The Capitol
Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Witness
Robert M. Lightfoot
Acting Administrator 
NASA

https://appropriations.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=395214

Here is the archived video (starts at 7m):

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Re: FY19 NASA Budget Request
« Reply #41 on: 04/14/2018 02:03 PM »
One important thing that Lightfoot mentioned at 1h28 and 1h46 of the Hearing above is that NASA is considering spacing out some of the upcoming purchased Soyuz flights (which would mean extended stays for the astronauts) in order to make sure that there is no gap between the remaining purchased Soyuz seats and commercial crew.

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Re: FY19 NASA Budget Request
« Reply #42 on: 04/14/2018 02:38 PM »
Concerning the future of the ISS, Lightfoot said that the plan after 2025 was for NASA to buy habitat services from a commercial company. This could be done by a company commercializing the ISS or by buying services from a company that has its own commercial habitat module. He also said that there was some flexibility as to the exact date when this will happen (could be 2026, for example), depending on when habitat services from commercial companies would be available.
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« Reply #43 on: 04/14/2018 02:41 PM »
Lightfoot also said that the Europa clipper could fly on EM-2 if it is ready by that time. He also said that it could use the iCPS.
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Re: FY19 NASA Budget Request
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