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Jan 20, 2022 Hearing

 

Opening Statements:

Space & Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Babin

Ranking Member Frank Lucas

Jan 13, 2022 Press Release

(Washington, DC) House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas was joined by Space & Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Babin and Rep. Young Kim in criticizing House Democratic leadership for stripping bipartisan NASA policy from H.R. 5746 and replacing it with legislation to attempt to seize control of elections from states.

Dec 8, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5746, the NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021. H.R. 5746 extends Enhanced Use Leasing (EUL) authority to NASA to effectively lease any underutilized, non-excess property owned by the Federal Government, and under NASA’s jurisdiction, to private sector entities, state and local governments, academic institutions, and other Federal agencies.

Dec 1, 2021 Opening Statement

Good Morning Chairman Beyer, Chairwoman Stevens, and Ranking Member Babin.  I am pleased to be here for this joint subcommittee hearing to review the priorities and recommendations made by the National Academies for the decadal survey on astronomy and astrophysics, also known as ASTRO 2020. 

Nov 30, 2021 Opening Statement

The National Academy of Sciences’ decadal surveys are an important part of our nation’s space science program.  They assess the current state of specific space science fields and offer recommendations for the executive branch to implement and manage, and for Congress to fund and oversee. The recently released report, Pathways to Discovery in Astronomy and

Nov 19, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas joined Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Babin in a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) requesting information on their attempts to expand their role in commercial space accident investigations.

Nov 8, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) sent a letter to Dr.

Oct 20, 2021 Opening Statement

"Space nuclear power and propulsion holds great promise.  It could lead to faster travel times, less radiation exposure for astronauts, greater mission flexibility, and more power for operations and instruments.  Other nuclear applications like surface reactors could also support a robust space exploration architecture.