Palazzo, Edwards Say Human Space Exploration Should Be Priority

Press Release Source: House Committee on Science, Space, and TechnologyPosted Monday, March 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Steven Palazzo (MS-4) and Donna Edwards (MD-4), Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Space Subcommittee, respectively, today sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of NASA’s Space Launch System and Orion as part of prioritizing human space exploration within NASA’s budgets. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of 30 House members.

Chairman Palazzo released the following statement:

I have always believed that maintaining American leadership in space is a matter of national pride as well as a matter of national security. In these times of international uncertainty, it has never been more evident that NASA must once again commit its focus to the mission of human space exploration. The next few years provide a crucial window in which we must redouble our efforts to once more launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. I will continue doing everything in my power to restore that focus to NASA’s budgets as we revisit these matters in the NASA Authorization Act later this year.

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