NASA/Space

Babin Praises Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Congratulations to Judge Gorsuch on being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Throughout his extensive confirmation process, Judge Gorsuch has shown himself to be uniquely qualified and experienced to serve on our nation’s hig... Read more »

U.S. satellite rules out of focus; time for new vision

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U.S. satellite rules out of focus; time for new vision SpaceNews By Rep. Brian Babin | April 5, 2017 Read Online It is time for fundamental rethinking about commercial remote sensing. Agencies continue to think about remote sensing as a cold-war space technology when, in fact, it is increasingly an information technology, requiring a different regulatory philosophy. For over two decades, the Unite... Read more »

Babin Joins President Trump for Signing of NASA Transition Authorization Act

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), who is Chairman of the House Space Subcommittee, today joined a group of his colleagues at the White House to watch President Donald Trump sign the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 into law. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation reaffirms Congress’ commitment to the National Aeronautics and Space Adm... Read more »

Rep. Babin: Trump Budget Puts Government on Much-Needed Diet

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) issued the following statement today in support of President Trump's budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018: “I commend the President for putting forth a strong and responsible budget plan that puts government on a much-needed diet. It cuts wasteful spending, reins in government bureaucracy, secures our border and restores our military. This budget deli... Read more »

House Approves NASA Transition Authorization Act

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Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 (S.442), which cleared the Senate last month. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation reaffirms Congress’ commitment to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and directs NASA to pursue a balanced portfolio of activities. It now g... Read more »

Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration

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Cruz, Smith and Babin: A strong step for Texas, and one giant leap for space exploration Houston Chronicle By Ted Cruz, Lamar Smith and Brian Babin March 7, 2017 To read online, click HERE. From President Kennedy's 1962 call at Rice University to place a man on the moon within the decade, to the phrase, "Houston … The Eagle has landed," to the first private rocket launch on Matagorda Island, Texas... Read more »

Rep. Babin Issues Statement on President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress: “The President delivered a powerful and moving speech. He laid out a strong and bold agenda that will better the lives of all Americans. His passion and commitment for keeping the promises he made to the American people is a breath of fr... Read more »

Babin Applauds Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) released the following statement today in support of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court: “Judge Neil Gorsuch is an outstanding choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on our nation’s highest court. He has demonstrated an exceptional legal understanding and a clear loyalty and commitment to the U.S. C... Read more »

Babin Reappointed Chairman of House Space Subcommittee

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36), whose district includes NASA’s Johnson Space Center, announced today that he was reappointed by House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) to serve as the Chairman of the Space Subcommittee, which has legislative jurisdiction and oversight over NASA and U.S. space policy. “I am honored to continue serving as the chair... Read more »

Capitol Hill takes up astronaut health concerns

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By Tom Bassing The Galveston County Daily News Dec. 18, 2016 | Link Alan Shepard, on a bright Florida morning, was eased into his cramped Mercury capsule Freedom 7 mounted atop a Redstone rocket. At precisely 9:34 a.m. Eastern time on May 5, 1961, the countdown reached zero, and Shepard then rose into space, becoming the first American to do so. Since then, NASA’s spacefaring roster has grown by 3... Read more »