“Starships and Stripes Forever – An Examination of the FAA’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight”

Subcommittee: Aviation Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and Virtually


The hearing will explore broadly the future of the U.S. commercial space transportation industry, its rapid growth and expansion into human spaceflight, and the role of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in overseeing and regulating the industry.


  1. Panel I - Wayne R. Monteith
    Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration
  2. Panel I - Heather Krause
    Director, Physical Infrastructure
    Government Accountability Office
  3. Panel II - Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    United Launch Alliance
  4. Panel II - Frank DiBello
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Space Florida
  5. Panel II - Captain Joe DePete
    Air Line Pilots Association
  6. Panel II - Mike Moses
    President of Space Missions and Safety
    Virgin Galactic