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Beyer Statement On Nomination Of Dr. Arati Prabhakar To Serve as OSTP Director

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who serves on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology issued the following statement today on President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Arati Prabhakar, who previously served as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), to serve as Director of the White…

Beyer Reintroduces Legislation To Promote Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Ahead Of Meeting With FAA Regional Administrator

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Rep. Don Beyer, who serves as Chair of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, today reintroduced the Cleaner, Quieter Airplanes Act. The legislation would bolster NASA’s efforts to reduce emissions from the aviation industry while also reducing the impact of airplane noise in airport-adjacent communities. Climate change and aircraft noise have consistently…

Chairman Beyer Opening Statement for Hearing on the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032

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Today, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics is holding a hearing titled, “A Review of the Decadal Strategy for Planetary Science and Astrobiology 2023-2032.” Chairman of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, Rep. Don Beyer’s (D-VA), opening statement as prepared for the record is below. Good morning and welcome to today’s…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…