Dr. Michael Griffin, CEO and Chairman of Schafer Corporation, testifies at the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology on “The Space Leadership Preservation Act and Need for Stability at NASA”.  The hearing was on the need for stability at NASA through changing presidential administrations. Excerpt of Mike Griffin’s testimony:

What might the “right path” look like? I have been clear in the past and hope to be clear now. To me the most logical step beyond the ISS is an international partnership, led by the United States, to return to the Moon, this time to stay. In the course of so doing we will learn what is needed to go beyond, to go to Mars. And if, as I have long suspected, the Moon turns out to be quite an interesting and useful destination in its own right, well then, so much the better.

For Mike Griffin’s testimony and the full story on Ars Techica, follow the links below:

Ars Technica: Former NASA Chief on U.S. Space Policy – “No vision, no plan, no budget”Thursday, February 25, 2016

SpaceRef: Statement by Michael Griffin: Hearing: The Space Leadership Preservation Act and the Need for Stability at NASAThursday, February 25, 2016