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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Senate companion bill to H.R. 3766, the One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act. H.R. 3766 was introduced in July 2019 by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Chairwoman Kendra Horn (D-OK), and Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Ranking Member Brian Babin (R-TX).
Today, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas emphasized the risk the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) poses to American international leadership in science and technology following the launch of the CCP’s Chang’e-5 mission to the Moon.
Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that after two unexpected cable failures and consultations with multiple engineering experts, leadership within NSF made the difficult decision to move forward with a controlled decommissioning of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.
(Washington, DC) – Today, the China Task Force released a detailed policy blueprint to counter the growing global threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
The China Task Force was comprised of 15 members representing 11 committees in the U.S. House of Representatives, including House Science, Space, and Technology Committee members Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL).
NASA is one of the best-known organizations in the world. Its successes with the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Shuttle, and International Space Station programs – along with its breathtaking scientific discoveries and jaw-dropping robotic probes – attract worldwide attention. Unfortunately, that attention comes with challenges. The technologies that NASA develops are also sought-after by criminal entities, unscrupulous foreign governments, and destructive vandals. Because many of these technologies have both civil and military applications, these challenges are particularly grave.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas praised the passage of two bipartisan Committee bills today on space weather and election technology.
To improve understanding and forecasting of space weather, and for other purposes.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Ranking Member Brian Babin (R-TX) released statements today criticizing the NASA funding priorities in the 2021 appropriations bill passed today.
(Washington, DC) - Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology congratulated the thousands of professionals at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for successfully launching the Perseverance Mars Rover and expressed confidence in NASA’s future of crewed exploration on the Moon and Mars.