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MEDIA ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Rubio to Hold Small Business Field Hearing, Media Availability at Cape Canaveral

Jul 16, 2019 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, July 19, 2019 the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship will convene a hearing titled, “Moon Landings to Mars Exploration: The Role of Small Business Innovation in America’s Space Program.” 
 
The hearing will focus on how small businesses contributed to help America win the space race and how they continue to create innovative space technologies through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 
 
The hearing will be live-streamed on the committee’s website here.
 
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) will hold a brief media availability in room 5000 from 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm. U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Michael Waltz (R-FL) will also be in attendance. 
 
Members of the media planning to attend must RSVP to RubioPressShop@rubio.senate.gov 
 
Witnesses: 
Panel 1:
Mr. Robert Cabana, Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center
 
Ms. Jenn Gustetic, Program Executive, SBIR/STTR Program Management Office
 
Panel 2:
Mr. Andrew Rush, President and CEO, Made In Space
 
Dr. Gordon L. Nelson, Principal, Gordon Nelson and Associates
 
Hearing Details:
Moon Landings to Mars Exploration: The Role of Small Business Innovation in America’s Space Program
Friday, July 19, 2019
12:00 p.m. EDT
Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation
Center for Space Education
Building M6-306, Room 6000/8000
Space Commerce Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953