Space Exploration

The American Space Commerce Act allows for full expensing of space launch property, creating a tax environment that empowers this next generation of space explorers rather than holding them back with bureaucratic barriers....
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...
This legislation will remove outdated regulatory barriers to efficiently and safely support space flight as we build a future of space travel and exploration that is not reliant on the technologies or manpower of any other...
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.
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...
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...
I, chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, chaired a hearing on Tuesday titled, "The Emerging Space Environment: Operational, Technical, and Policy Challenges." As military, civil, and commercial interests and...
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...
Today, staff, colleagues, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the portrait unveiling honoring House Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith. Congressman Smith has served as Chairman of the Committee since...
He called his time with NASA “a chapter in my life — the shiniest best chapter in my life — but not the only one.”
Military City, USA is as patriotic a city as they come, with robust defense, education, training, research, and cybersecurity infrastructure at the ready. Texans have already demonstrated outsized success in the military and...
Not since the retirement of Nasa’s space shuttle fleet in 2011 has the US possessed the capability to send its own astronauts into orbit, and the success of this week’s mission, formally known as SpaceX Demo-2, is likely to...
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...
Yesterday I applauded NASA's announcement that Lockheed Martin has been awarded the Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC), for which NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, will be responsible for overseeing.
For the first time in history, Democrats are circumventing the democratic process in the House of Representatives and are replacing the people’s voice with the voice of a chosen few.
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 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...
SpaceX
"For people from the immediate area around Brownsville and the border region," he said, "to see front-end technology in our backyard is really exciting."
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...

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