NASA

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.
This is the beginning of the three-month process of aligning the telescope, but so far the initial results match expectations and simulations.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
I recently spoke to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) to underscore my commitment to their work, and to ensure that NASA receives the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s...
With Artemis, NASA will establish long-term exploration at the Moon in preparation for human missions to Mars.
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.
He called his time with NASA “a chapter in my life — the shiniest best chapter in my life — but not the only one.”
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.
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully replaced a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid.
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...
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...
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...
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...
In a 50-49 vote Thursday, Oklahoma Rep. James Bridenstine was confirmed as NASA’s 13th administrator

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