February 1st, 2023
Today on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the 20-year anniversary of the NASA Space Shuttle Columbia explosion on February 1, 2003. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video can be found here...
September 27th, 2022
Hollywood likes to blow up incoming asteroids with nukes, but NASA’s first test of whether it can change the trajectory of a space rock will try just giving one a little nudge.
February 9th, 2022
This is the beginning of the three-month process of aligning the telescope, but so far the initial results match expectations and simulations.
December 7th, 2021
NASA announced 10 astronaut candidates on Monday, selecting a group from more than 12,000 applications. The group, which includes four women, will train in hopes of being named to NASA’s first human missions to the moon in...
January 6th, 2021
I applaud the President for signing into law this bipartisan legislation that will safeguard the Apollo sites and artifacts. This bill will rightly protect our history of American exceptionalism and ingenuity in space. I...
November 6th, 2019
Today's hearing is about building the kind of workforce that ensures NASA and the diverse group of partners we return to space exploration has the skilled base of people it needs to be successful now and in the future. That...
July 18th, 2019
Fifty years ago, the world was transfixed by a grainy black-and-white image of Neil Armstrong descending a ladder preparing to take humankind's first steps on the moon. I was one of more than a half billion people, the...
June 12th, 2019
This Sign is a Powerful Testament to the Women Who Helped Take Mankind to the Moon and Conquer the Greatest Challenges of an Era
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today I participated in a ceremony with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to rename the street in front of NASA's headquarters as "Hidden Figures Way." The designation...
March 1st, 2019
The Advancing Human Spaceflight Act focuses on the continuation and development of technologies to empower human spaceflight and launch the United States into a new era of space exploration This legislation helps...
August 6th, 2018
Sen. Cruz: Congress Must Equip NASA With the Capabilities to Support Science Missions That Will Lead to Discoveries Across Our Solar System
I recently chaired a hearing entitled “The Search for Life: Utilizing Science to Explore our Solar System and Make New Discoveries.” During the hearing, expert witnesses discussed progress that the National Aeronautics and...
November 22nd, 2022
It was with great pride that our Fort Worth community and all Americans watched the launch of the Artemis I mission, the first of three historic missions that will eventually return U.S. astronauts, including the first-ever...
March 18th, 2022
With Artemis, NASA will establish long-term exploration at the Moon in preparation for human missions to Mars.
December 28th, 2021
The James Webb Space Telescope, named after one of NASA's earliest administrators, is bigger than the famous Hubble Space Telescope and is expected to give astronomers a much deeper understanding of our universe.
April 30th, 2021
He called his time with NASA “a chapter in my life — the shiniest best chapter in my life — but not the only one.”
February 24th, 2020
Johnson was one of NASA’s human “computers” and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency’s early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.
October 22nd, 2019
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully replaced a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid.
July 10th, 2019
U.S. Sens. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and I today applauded the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation's unanimous vote in support of their bipartisan bill that would protect the Apollo landing sites on the moon...
March 29th, 2019
The Space Frontier Act moves our nation forward in taking the critical step of continuing the operations and utilization of the International Space Station through 2030, securing the United States' competitive edged against...
August 24th, 2018
Culberson, Pence, Bridenstine Celebrate Future of Human Space Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Yesterday, I joined Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as...
July 30th, 2018
For almost two decades, humanity has maintained a presence on the International Space Station. Barely 100 years after the first 12-second airplane flight, humans are now living in space. The U.S. government is now debating...