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Congressman Mo Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Alabama

NASA

The Tennessee Valley, home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, is the birthplace of America’s space program. Marshall continues to be the leader in developing the space systems America needs to journey into low Earth orbit, the moon, and beyond. Congressman Brooks, through his membership on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, fights for NASA and America’s preeminence in space.

The past several years have been challenging for our space program, with the Obama Administration canceling the Constellation program during the 111th Congress and continuing to divert funding from the new Space Launch System and Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle. Congressman Brooks strives to ensure that these programs remain on a steady path to success. That being said, the Congressman, along with other Members on both sides of the aisle, have expressed concerns about the President’s proposed FY 2017 NASA budget via Congressional hearings, meetings, and letters to key appropriators, and will continue to monitor NASA’s progress on these critical programs.

For more information concerning my work and views on NASA issues, please contact my Washington, DC office.

 

News Releases

February 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) spoke to and took questions from more than 400 attendees at the Nineteenth Annual Directed Energy Symposium in Huntsville.  Redstone Arsenal has played a pioneering and pivotal role in the application of directed energy (electromagnetic radiation, lasers, and the like) as weapons. 

January 31, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (SST) announced Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) will continue to serve as vice chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the 115th Congress.  The Subcommittee on Space has legislative oversight on all matters relating to astronautical and aeronautical research and development, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Space Council, international space cooperation, and numerous other programs related to spaceflight.

September 23, 2016 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) welcomed Marshall Space Flight Center Director Todd May to Washington for a Space Transportation Association (STA) event this week.  STA was founded in 1989 by LTG Dan Graham (US Army, ret.), MG Milnor Roberts (US Army, ret.), and BG Bob Richardson (US Air Force, ret.) with the objective of educating and updating policy makers, industry representatives, and federal government employees on the latest issues in the space community.  

June 16, 2016 News Releases
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) yesterday participated in a hearing of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space, titled Human Spaceflight Ethics and Obligations: Options for Monitoring, Diagnosing, and Treating Former Astronauts.
March 17, 2016 News Releases
Washington, D.C. – Today, Space Subcommittee Vice-Chair Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., during a hearing on the Administration’s FY2017 budget proposal for NASA. In his opening remarks, Brooks applauded the selection of Todd May as the new Director of Marshall Space Flight Center, and thanked his predecessor, Patrick Scheuermann, for his many years of service and leadership at NASA, especially at Marshall. During Brooks’ questioning, Administrator Bolden praised Huntsville’s Marshall Space Flight Center, highlighting the Center’s strategic role as a hub for rocket propulsion.

In the News

March 17, 2016 In the News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The head of NASA had high praise for Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Thursday, calling it “the place that people go” any time they are considering a mission that requires rocket propulsion.
March 17, 2016 In the News
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Congress Thursday that Nuclear Thermal Propulsion developed at least in part in Alabama will probably get American astronauts to Mars.
June 3, 2015 In the News
The Space Launch System, NASA's deep-space rocket under development at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, got a funding boost Wednesday from the U.S. House of Representatives.
February 6, 2015 In the News
Washington, D.C. Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee today announced details of the NASA Authorization Act of 2015, legislation intended to reaffirm Congress's commitment to NASA as a multi mission agency with programs in sci
February 2, 2015 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks, (R-District 5), will be continuing his tenure on committees and subcommittees that hold high influence over the future of North Alabama and South Tennessee. Brooks will be serving on three House committees: Armed Services, Foreign