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Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Republican Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today calling for a renewed focus on critical scientific and technological challenges needed to maintain American competitiveness.

Nov 13, 2019 Opening Statement

This summer we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.  Rather than resting on our laurels, the Trump Administration challenged NASA to return to the Moon on its way to Mars. This is an audacious goal. 

Nov 13, 2019 Opening Statement

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 12 launch.  On November 14, 1969, Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon set off on humanity’s second mission to the lunar surface.  Despite harrowing winds and lightning strikes that overloaded the spacecraft’s fuel cells during the launch, the mission’s success proved America’s resolve to explore space.  It demonstrated that Apollo 11 wasn’t a fluke or a one-time achievement, but rather the dawn of a new era for mankind.

Oct 23, 2019 Opening Statement
Space weather is a term many people have not often heard. The term refers to the interaction of solar activity with technology and life on Earth as well as in orbit. This is by no means a new phenomenon, as we have records of solar activity going back more than 150 years. However, our need to forecast this phenomenon has become more critical as our utilization of space-based technology has increased.
 
Oct 23, 2019 Opening Statement
Today’s hearing is on a growing topic of national concern, even if it is not an issue most of our constituents might immediately identify.
 
Oct 18, 2019 Press Release

A bipartisan group of Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee have introduced a bill to expand research on the health effects of exposure to low doses of ionizing radiation.

Oct 18, 2019 Press Release
House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), along with Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE.), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) applauded the congressional passage of a bipartisan bill they introduced, along with hundreds of their colleagues, to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr.