Space Exploration

I participated in the third of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. The hearing, titled “Reopening the American Frontier: Promoting Partnerships Between Commercial Space...
The two private citizens — who have not been named — approached SpaceX about the trip, according to a statement from the company. The individuals will be the only crew members on board what is expected to be about a week-...
U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07) and I introduced a bill to require the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop plans for the future of U.S.
NASA’s next cargo delivery vehicle—a spunky little space plane that looks like it could be an offspring of the space shuttle—is getting ready to fly. The svelte and snub nosed Dream Chaser will soon be shipped to the Mojave...
This week, National Geographic celebrates the Hubble Space Telescope’s 26th birthday with a roundup of its best pictures from the past year, including colorful clouds, gigantic pillars, and glittering galaxies.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) today praised a private space company’s successful test of a reusable rocket at a test...
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas), and I praised passage of crucial legislation that provides guidance and certainty for American commercial space partners....
Last week, the Senate unanimously approved S. 1297, the U.S.
The United States Air Force has cleared SpaceX to conduct military space launches. Previously, only United Launch Alliance (ULA) was certified to perform these types of space missions for the military.
House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today joined House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in praising passage of H.R. 2262, the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness...
Tuesday I chaired the second of a series of planned hearings to explore the reopening of the American frontier in space. Tuesday's hearing titled ‘Reopening the American Frontier: Exploring How the Outer Space Treaty Will...
Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial...
I look forward to continuing the progress we have made on the Space, Science, and Competitiveness subcommittee in advancing a bipartisan NASA reauthorization bill that will provide NASA with the stability it needs and ensure...
It has been an exciting few months for space enthusiasts everywhere.
In the movie, "The Martian," Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next twenty years. "We think we're on the right...
Our nation has led the world in making the impossible possible. One example is our national space program and by extension, our emerging commercial space industry.
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars. The crew includes a French astrobiologist, a German...
After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India - making it the...
In my new assignment as Chairman of the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, I am working to ensure that federal agencies under my jurisdiction uphold the law as written by Congress – not as the President wishes they were...
As House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman, I hosted Apollo astronaut and Kerrville resident Gene Cernan today for a screening of The Last Man on the Moon, a documentary on Cernan’s life.

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