Space Exploration

I held a hearing with NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden in the Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee to examine the President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget request for NASA.
Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today announced details of the NASA Authorization Act of 2015, legislation intended to reaffirm
Below is a list of funding and language that I helped ensure were included in the FY15 omnibus appropriations bill. These items address important national and conservative priorities.
Space inspires future generations to dream big and work hard. Many Americans remember where they were 45 years ago when Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The first foot prints on the moon’s surface were made by Americans.As...
According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, two out of three Americans believe our country is on the wrong track and nearly six in 10 say that the economy has not even started to recover. Under President...
Congressman John Culberson (TX-07), Congressman Frank Wolf (VA-10), Congressman Gene Green (TX-29), Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22), and Congressman Bill Posey (FL-08) reintroduced the Space Leadership Preservation Act (H.R....
We remember with gratitude the seven souls who were lost aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. In pursuit of knowledge and the exploration of our universe, these brave individuals faced exceptional dangers and ultimately...
Today we have lost one of our nation's finest heroes and a timeless symbol of the American spirit.Forty-three years ago, his was the voice that came through loud and clear at Johnson Space Center's Mission Control to alert...
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Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Dallas) announced that a test version of NASA's Orion spacecraft, a next generation astronaut vehicle, will visit North Texas on its cross-country trip from the White Sands...
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Last week, I had the privilege of visiting with students at two schools in the 21st district to discuss space exploration and the importance of science education. I was with NASA Astronaut Andy Thomas, who has spent over...
I chaired the first Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee hearing of 2015 yesterday, which included testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General at the Department of Justice, Todd J....
Today is NASA’s Day of Remembrance, which was set aside following the Columbia disaster to honor the lives of those lost from Apollo 1, Columbia, and Challenger.
We recently celebrated the 45th anniversary of putting a man on the moon. I believe space inspires future generations to dream big and work hard. The first foot prints on the moon’s surface were made by Americans.I recently...
As Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, I held a hearing with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. today to examine the Obama administration’s fiscal year 2015 (FY15) budget and its priorities....
As House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman, I have called a hearing for tomorrow afternoon titled Threats from Space: A Review of U.S. Government Efforts to Track and Mitigate Asteroids and Meteors, Part...
As the Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman, I released the following statement after reports of an unforeseen meteor exploding in the sky above Russia early this morning, on the same day that a large asteroid...
Congressional Republicans today selected Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) to chair the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in the next Congress, which begins in January. Congressman Smith has been a member...
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Hi Nona. I saw the final Discovery shuttle flight flying over my moms school today. I was standing in a soccer field at my moms school and this is a picture of the shuttle when it passed by me. Love Sammy. Tuesday, April 17...
Today, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce released a report on the economic impact of the aerospace industry in San Antonio. Conducted by two professors at Trinity University, the report estimates the economic impact of...
As vice-chair of the Space & Aeronautics Subcommittee of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, today I called for NASA’s inspector general to investigate the politicization of the agency.

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