Space And Aeronautics Subcommittee

Beyer Statement On Boeing Headquarters Announcement

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represents the Northern Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital, including Arlington, and serves as the Chairman of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, issued the following statement today on Boeing’s announcement that it would move its headquarters to Arlington, Virginia: “Boeing’s announcement is the culmination of years of growing commitment to N...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Statement on Release of Decadal Survey on Planetary Science and Astrobiology

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Yesterday, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Committee on Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey released a new consensus study, “Origins, Worlds, and Life: A Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032.” The report defines 12 priority science questions across three scientific themes – origins, worlds and processes, and life an...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Applaud Biden-Harris Administration’s Commitment to Setting Peaceful International Norms in Space

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Yesterday, Vice President and National Space Council Chair, Kamala Harris, visited Vandenberg Space Force Base in California where she announced the United States’ commitment “not to conduct destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missile testing.” Vice President Harris also announced that the United States is seeking to establish this commitment as a new international norm for responsibl...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on NASA’s Artemis Initiative

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “Keeping Our Sights on Mars Part 3: A Status Update and Review of NASA’s Artemis Initiative.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Before we get underway, I want to take a ...

Science Committee Chairs Celebrate Successful Launch of GOES-T Satellite

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Today the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite mission GOES-T, a collaborative acquisition, development, and launch partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was successfully launched from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. GOES-T is the latest in the Geostationary Operational Environmental (GOES) -R series of satellites,...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Statement on NASA Day of Remembrance

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Today, on NASA’s Day of Remembrance, we honor the NASA heroes who lost their lives while advancing our nation’s discovery and exploration of space. “NASA’s annual Day of Remembrance is an important time of reflection," said Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX). "As we look to the future and our ambitious goals in human space exploration, we must never forget the past-- the brave men and women ...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Celebrate James Webb Space Telescope Reaching Orbit

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) successfully reached its final destination at the second Lagrange point (L2). Over the next five months of commissioning, JWST will align its optics and calibrate its scientific instruments before the telescope begins collecting data. The main goals of Webb’s mission include searching for the first galaxies formed in the universe, obs...

Chairs Johnson and Beyer Celebrate Successful Launch of James Webb Space Telescope

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) successfully launched from the European Spaceport located near Kourou, French Guiana. Throughout the next month, the telescope will undergo its complex deployment process as it travels nearly one million miles to its destination in space. The main goals of Webb’s mission include searching for the first galaxies formed in the universe...

Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Leaders Beyer and Babin Statement on House Passage of NASA Enhanced Use Lease Extension Act of 2021

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5746, the NASA Enhanced Use Leasing Extension Act of 2021. H.R. 5746 extends Enhanced Use Leasing (EUL) authority to NASA to effectively lease any underutilized, non-excess property owned by the Federal Government, and under NASA’s jurisdiction, to private sector entities, state and local governments, academic institutions, a...

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on Astro2020 Decadal Survey

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(Washington, DC) – Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and Subcommittee on Research and Technology are holding a joint hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Survey for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the 2020s.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the rec...