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.
After many years of neglect by the Obama Administration, Congressman Brooks has a renewed sense of optimism for the space program under the Trump Administration. Congressman Brooks strives to ensure that these programs remain on a steady path to success. He was excited to see the Trump Administration prioritize deep space exploration in its first year budget request, demonstrating that he has the full intention of challenging America’s space program to reach farther into space than ever before through the use of vehicles like the Space Launch System and Orion.
Congressman Brooks knows that there is more work to do to ensure the preeminence of our nation’s space program. That is why he is committed to doing whatever is necessary to promote our nation’s space objectives 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.
Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate Bill Gerstenmaier about ensuring commercial crew safety and welcomed newly appointed Marshall Space Flight Center Director Jody Singer to Capitol Hill during a Science, Space, and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee hearing marking NASA’s 60 year anniversary. Congressman Brooks is Vice-Chair of the subcommittee.
Washington, DC— Thursday morning, speaking by phone, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) congratulated Jody Singer on her appointment as Director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Congressman Brooks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Space Subcommittee, and Director Singer had served as acting director of Marshall since July.
Washington, DC— Today, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the appointment of Huntsville’s Mark McDaniel to the Human Exploration and Operations Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (“NAC”). Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) recommended Mr. McDaniel to NASA Administrator Bridenstine, a personal friend and former House colleague of Congressman Brooks, to be a part of NASA’s highest civilian advisory board, citing Mr. McDaniel’s past record of exemplary service on the NASA Advisory Council.
Washington, DC— Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Mo Brooks’ (AL-05) amendment in the nature of a substitute to S. 141, the Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act, passed the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee by voice vote. Brooks partnered with Democrat Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07) to offer this important amendment, which replaces and improves the text of the Senate passed Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act.
Washington, DC— Wednesday afternoon, on a unanimous bipartisan voice vote, the U.S. House passed Congressman Mo Brooks’ bill, H.R.5345, the “American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act” or “ALSTAR Act.” The bill formally designates Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA’s lead center for rocket propulsion. In addition, the ALSTAR Act directs Marshall to explore, develop, coordinate and mature new rocket propulsion technology in cooperation with government and private sector partners.