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Sep 21, 2021 Opening Statement

We are at an inflection point for our nation’s space program.   Last year, NASA once again launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil.  Earlier this summer we witnessed two suborbital commercial human launches.  Just last week, the first orbital spaceflight participant mission launched and safely returned to Earth after 3 days in space.  The Space Launch System will launch within a few months, and the Artemis program to return to the Moon and venture to Mars is underway.  We also celebrated the 20th anniversary of continuous occup

Jul 29, 2021 Opening Statement

The purpose of today’s hearing is to address NASA’s complex infrastructure issues.  NASA is one of the largest property holders in the federal government.

Jun 23, 2021 Opening Statement

Space exploration requires a nation’s sustained commitment.  Administrations, legislators, government employees, and contractors come and go – it is our nation’s citizens that carry the torch of space exploration from decade to decade.  That’s why it is vital for new Administrations and new Congresses to listen to the needs of the nation. 

Jun 23, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, DC) House Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas released a statement following a hearing with NASA Administrator Bill Nelson

Jun 23, 2021 Opening Statement

Before I start, I would like to thank Chairwoman Johnson for holding this hybrid hearing and enabling Members, staff, and Administrator Nelson to participate in person safely.  After a year and a half of virtual hearings, I think I speak for the entire Republican conference when I say that it is good to be back doing the people’s business in person - so thank you.