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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

October 13, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) announced the establishment of the bipartisan House National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Caucus led by Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Marcy Kaptur (OH-09). Congressman Brooks is a founding member of the caucus. The caucus will bring attention to NASA’s economic and national security importance and serve as a forum to educate policymakers on current NASA initiatives.

July 21, 2017 News Releases

Huntsville, AL – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today welcomed Congressman Lamar Smith (TX-21), the chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, to Huntsville for a tour of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.  Congressman Brooks is a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and serves as the vice chairman for the Space Subcommittee. 

June 30, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today joined President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for the signing of an executive order to restore the National Space Council. The National Space Council has been disbanded for almost 25 years and is intended to oversee the coordination and implementation of national space policy.  Vice President Pence will led the National Space Council.

March 21, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), vice chairman of the House Space Subcommittee, today released a statement after President Donald J. Trump signed into law the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017. 

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. 

In the News

October 16, 2017 In the News
Friday, Congressman Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, announced that he was a founding member of the establishment of the bipartisan House National Aeronautics and Space Administration Caucus led by Rep. Steve Knight, R-California, and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio.
October 13, 2017 In the News
​28 members of Congress, including Alabama 5th District U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, have formed a new ​bipartisan, congressional caucus.
March 21, 2017 In the News
Several members of the Alabama delegation trekked across town in Washington, D.C. Tuesday morning to join President Donald Trump at a bill-signing ceremony.
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.