Space Exploration

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.
Written by: Reps. Gene Green, Al Green, John Culberson and Pete Olson.With NASA’s recent announcement of plans to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System (SLS), America now has the major...
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Back in April, Obama-appointed NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced that Houston would not receive one of the four retiring space shuttle orbiters. Despite Houston's legacy and prominent role in human space flight,...
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Today, I issued the following statement regarding the launch of Atlantis, the final mission of the U.S. shuttle program:Today’s launch represents a bittersweet milestone for the 30 year-old U.S. program. While many of us are...
Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman is set to be appointed by the U.N. as Space ambassador. According to Telegraph.co.uk:Aliens who landed on earth and asked: “Take me to your leader” would be directed to Mrs Othman.
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...
WASHINGTON — Texas lawmakers Thursday renewed their fight to wrest the retired shuttle Enterprise from New York City and bring it to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.They contend NASA’s award of the coveted spacecraft...
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WASHINGTON — Congressman Lamar Smith, vice chair of the House Science Committee’s Space Subcommittee, today participated in a hearing examining the future of America’s space program and the role of human space exploration....
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Today, I issued this statement after the landing of Atlantis, marking the final mission of the U.S. shuttle program.Today’s final shuttle landing is a bittersweet milestone for human spaceflight. Texans should take pride in...
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recently announced that Houston will not receive one of the retiring space shuttle orbiters. It is sad and unfortunate that politics played such an obvious role in what should have been a...
American astronauts are blasting President Obama’s decision to discontinue the space shuttle program and jettison funding for the NASA space program.Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, and Eugene Lovell wrote an open letter

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