Palazzo pushing House NASA reauthorization bill

The House Space Subcommittee recently approved a draft of a bill that would authorize the $16.8 billion to continue U.S. space exploration.

Mississippi U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, chair of the Space Subcommittee and a lead sponsor of the bill, said, “My goal is to ensure that Congress — and this subcommittee — does everything in its power to support the next generation of explorers and maintain America’s leadership in space. In order to protect the American space legacy, we must make hard choices, prioritize budgets and give NASA direction for future endeavors.”

Palazzo said one of his top priorities in space project funding is Orion, a multi-purpose crew exploration vehicle used for traveling beyond low Earth orbit, and continuing rocket testing at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.

The Picayune Item
7/26/13