Coalition for Space Exploration Statement on the NASA Authorization Bill WASHINGTON, D.C. – We appreciate the House Science, Space and Technology Committee in advancing an update to the 2010 NASA Authorization Act this session. This bill reaffirms longstanding congressional support for NASA’s Exploration Program, including the world’s only super heavy exploration rocket, the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Coalition for Space Exploration is grateful for the strong bipartisan leadership demonstrated by Chairman Shelby and Vice-Chairwoman Mikulski in support of our nation’s space exploration program in the FY 2016 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill advanced by the committee today.
Mars is a busy place! NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most technologically advanced rover ever built, landed in Mars’ Gale Crater the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 Pacific Daylight Time using a series of complicated landing maneuvers never before attempted. Curiosity has been busy assessing ancient habitable environments and major changes in Martian environmental conditions. During […]
The Coalition supports the President’s request of $17.7B for NASA in 2014, and is encouraged by the continued investment in Space as a driver of the U.S economy. However, the Coalition is concerned this budget request is contingent upon Congressional approval of an alternative sequestration proposed by the President, which if not adopted would reduce the proposed budget by nearly one billion dollars. In the event of further sequestration budget constraints, it remains unclear whether NASA would have enough funds to accomplish current programs, yet alone newly proposed initiatives.
NASA formally announced today a newly planned addition to the International Space Station – the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). The partnership to attach BEAM to the ISS involves the space agency and the private company, Bigelow Aerospace of North Las Vegas, Nevada – made possible by a $17.8 million contract to test expandable space […]