Mo Brooks Scores Win For Alabama With Bipartisan ALSTAR Act
Washington, DC – This morning, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology unanimously approved H.R. 5345, the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act of 2018 (ALSTAR). As Vice Chairman of the Space Subcommittee and lead sponsor of ALSTAR, Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) issued the following statement:
“The Tennessee Valley has a rich history of supporting the space industry and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, which is why I’m proud to have introduced the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act (ALSTAR Act). This bill will ensure the long-term stability of the rocket propulsion industry through better coordination and collaboration between all relevant stakeholders. With Marshall leading the charge to explore and develop new rocket propulsion technology in conjunction with its partners, NASA can inspire the next generation to look to the stars and aspire to do the impossible.”
H.R. 5345, the American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry Act (ALSTAR Act), designates Marshall Space Flight Center as NASA’s lead center for rocket propulsion and establishes it as essential to sustaining and promoting U.S. leadership in rocket propulsion and supporting the development of next generation rocket propulsion capabilities. The bill text can be found here. As of this release, ALSTAR’s co-sponsors include Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07).
The video of Congressman Brooks’ statement to the Science, Space, and Technology Committee can be found here.