Brooks Praises President Trump's New Space Policy Directive
Washington, DC – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) today released the following statement after joining President Trump at the White House for the signing of Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The directive instructs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to return American astronauts to the Moon for long-term exploration and pursue human exploration of Mars and the broader solar system.
Congressman Brooks said, “As Vice-Chairman of the Space Subcommittee and the representative for NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, I was pleased to join President Trump today at the White House for the signing of Space Policy Directive 1 (SPD-1). The directive marks an important step forward for NASA, returning American astronauts to the Moon to establish the foundation for an expedition to Mars and the broader solar system.”
Brooks concluded, “I am extremely proud of the leading role the Tennessee Valley will play in accomplishing President Trump’s directive. The Space Launch System (SLS), a portion of which is being developed and tested at Marshall, is the vehicle American astronauts will utilize for deep space exploration. This month marks 45 years since the Apollo 17 lunar landing, the last manned mission to the Moon, so it is fitting that President Trump today signed SPD-1 to restore America’s commitment to human space exploration.”