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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.

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.

News Releases

September 18, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, in a House Space Subcommittee hearing, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) questioned NASA experts on their starkly different views on how to best return to the Moon. Former NASA Associate Administrator Doug Cooke advocated replicating the simpler “Apollo” approach while current NASA Associate Administrator Kenneth Bowersox defended a more complex, multi-faceted “Artemis” approach. Cooke estimated that NASA’s current “Artemis” approach has a 49% mission failure risk versus an “Apollo” approach mission failure risk of 20%.

August 16, 2019 News Releases

Huntsville, AL— Friday, in the shadow of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in announcing that Marshall will lead design and development of the Artemis program lunar lander, the vehicle that will transport astronauts from the Moon-orbiting Gateway space station to the Moon’s surface. Congressman Brooks and Administrator Bridenstine were joined by Congressmen Robert Aderholt (AL-04) and Scott DesJarlais (TN-04).

July 17, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and America’s continued spirit of exploration in a House Floor speech. Congressman Brooks represents the Tennessee Valley of Alabama, home to Marshall Space Flight Center, the birthplace of America’s space program.

March 26, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Tuesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) testified before the House Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee advocating for robust Space Launch System funding. The Tennessee Valley’s Marshall Space Flight Center has developed and built key sections of the Space Launch System.

February 6, 2019 News Releases

Washington, DC— Wednesday, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced his reappointment to the influential House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Space Subcommittee in the 116th Congress. Congressman Brooks’ Republican seniority is #2 on the full Science, Space and Technology Committee and #1 on its Space Subcommittee, which has jurisdiction over NASA programs.

In the News

August 16, 2019 In the News
Despite protests from Texas lawmakers, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, will manage the agency's plans to build a lunar landing system that will carry the next man and the first woman to the surface of the moon in 2024, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Friday.
July 19, 2019 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives Wednesday to celebrate, “The 50th anniversary of one of mankind’s, and America’s, greatest achievements: walking on the surface of the Moon.”
May 2, 2019 In the News
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has responded to Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) and his request that the military move forward with a national security space launch program heavily supported by Alabama’s aerospace industry.
April 30, 2019 In the News
Twenty-eight bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, sent a letter to United States Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on Friday, April 12 declaring their support for the Air Force’s National Security Space Launch Program’s Phase 2 acquisition strategy.
April 11, 2019 In the News
Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) is planning to petition Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to maintain the military’s commitment to its national security space launch program.