Space And Aeronautics Subcommittee

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Mission

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “What Do Scientists Hope to Learn with NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover?” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement for the record is below. [Full hearing broadcast on C-SPAN here] Good morning, and welcome to our wi...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Statements on Passing of NASA Astronaut Michael Collins

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Today, NASA astronaut Michael Collins passed away at 90 years old after a battle with cancer. Collins had a distinguished career as an Air Force pilot and a NASA Astronaut, followed by other positions in public service. First setting an altitude record on Gemini 10, Collins is most remembered as pilot of the Apollo 11 command module. During the Apollo 11 mission, Collins remained in lunar orbit wh...

Chairwoman Johnson and Subcommittee Chairman Beyer Celebrate the Success of the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Flight

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Early this morning, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter succeeded in the first powered, controlled flight on another planet and demonstrated that rotorcraft flight is possible in the thin Martian atmosphere. During Ingenuity’s 39.1 seconds of flight, the Perseverance Rover assisted in communicating data from Ingenuity between Mars and Earth. The rover also captured several images of Ingenuity during ...

Beyer Statement On Nomination Of Pamela Melroy As Deputy NASA Administrator

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today hailed President Biden’s announcement that he intends to nominate Pamela Melroy to serve as Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). “In Pamela Melroy the President has chosen a highly qualified nominee, a veteran of the U.S. A...

Beyer Hails Expanded Space And Aeronautics Investments In Biden-Harris FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who chairs the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today welcomed the increased investments in space and aeronautics, research and development, and scientific missions contained in the Biden-Harris Administration’s FY22 discretionary funding request. Beyer said: “The President’s skinny budget is an encouraging statement of ...

Chairwoman Johnson and Subcommittee Chairman Beyer Applaud Nomination of Senator Bill Nelson for NASA Administrator

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Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate former United States Senator and astronaut, Bill Nelson, to serve as Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). “I am pleased that the President has chosen Sen. Nelson to lead NASA, an agency that is one of the crown jewels of the nation’s science and technology enterprise and a source of inspiration throug...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Congratulate NASA and Its Industry Partners on Successful Final SLS Core Stage Test

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Today, at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) successfully completed a key test for what will become the world’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The SLS core stage test was a simulation of performance during launch. Today’s “hot fire” is the final in a series of tests, known as the Green Run. Today was t...

Beyer Elected Chair Of Space Subcommittee

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Late last week, Democrats on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology elected Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics for the 117th Congress. “I am humbled and honored to have been selected as the Chairman for the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee,” said Beyer. “Over the last year, we witnessed some of the most impactful moments for U.S. s...