February 26th, 2014

Full Committee Hearing – Mars Flyby 2021: The First Deep Space Mission for the Orion and Space Launch System? Space

The Science, Space, and Technology Committee will hold a hearing titled Mars Flyby
2021: The First Deep Space Mission for the Orion and SLS at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,
February 27th. This hearing will explore the need for a roadmap of missions to guide
investments in NASA’s human spaceflight programs, how a manned mission to flyby the planets
Mars and Venus launching in 2021 might fit into a series of missions and how the Space Launch
System (SLS) and Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle could contribute to that mission.

January 21st, 2004

House Honors Mars Rover Success House Committee On Science

The House of Representatives today approved a resolution, sponsored by Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) and several members of the House Science Committee, recognizing and commending the achievements of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), and Cornell University in conducting the successful Mars Exploration Rover mission. The rover Spirit landed on Mars on January 3, 2004 and has dazzled the world with the images it is sending back to Earth. NASA will attempt to land another rover, Opportunity, on January 24 on the opposite side of the red planet. The resolution (H. Res. 490) specifically praised the role JPL has played in the history of NASA and the space program in general.