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If I had to hazard a guess, most of our constituents fly budget airlines, not business class, and certainly not private aviation. Roughly a third of the cost of a flight comes from fuel, and nearly half for budget airlines. The less fuel you burn, the less emissions you produce. Passengers want cheaper tickets, and we all want less emissions. Both lead to the same free-market forces that drive airlines to purchase efficient aircraft.
Thank you for holding this hearing, Mr. Chairman.
Oklahoma is no stranger to being on the cutting edge of aviation. From daring test pilots such as Tom Stafford and Gordo Cooper to other pioneering aviators like Jerrie Cobb, Oklahoma is well represented by those who pushed the boundaries of flight. To this very day, Oklahoma’s connection to aviation remains strong as the home of Tinker Air Force Base and FAA’s Michael Monroney Aeronautical Center.
Today, Rep. Brian Babin, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics released a statement on an oversight request regarding NASA’s Europa Clipper mission.
View the letter HERE.
View the Letter HERE.
(Washington, DC) – Today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Ranking Member Brian Babin sent a letter to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk requesting a bipartisan briefing regarding the agency’s announcement that it is considering obtaining a supplemental seat on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft.