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.
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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.
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.
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.