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  • Culberson Urges NASA to Establish Lunar Lander Program at Johnson Space Center
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued the following statement about a letter he recently led with U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and U.S. Representatives Lamar Smith (TX-21) and Brian Babin (TX-36) urging NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to ensure Houston’s Johnson Space Center will establish and lead the next lunar lander program. “As a third-genera... Read more

  • Culberson, Pence, Bridenstine Celebrate Future of Human Space Exploration at NASA’s Johnson Space Center
    Posted in Press Releases on August 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) today joined Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to discuss the future of human space exploration and the agency’s plans to return to the Moon as a forerunner to future human missions to Mars. “As a third generation Houstonian and the Chairman of the subcommittee that funds NASA, I am proud of the legacy of Houston’s Johnson Space Center. I am laser focused on lifting ... Read more

  • Culberson Celebrates New Era in American Space Travel
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    JOHNSON SPACE CENTER – Congressman John Culberson (TX-07) joined Senator Ted Cruz for the announcement of the NASA Commercial Crew Program, marking the next era in American-manned space travel. “In many ways, today was much like the day in 1959 when America met the Mercury Seven astronauts for the first time. Today America met NASA’s First Nine astronauts who will soon return to space in an American-built spacecraft in an American-built rocket from American soil. Just like the Mercury Seven, the... Read more

  • Culberson urges NASA contractors to press forward
    Posted in In the News on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
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    Originally published in the Houston Chronicle | By Andrea Rumbaugh U.S. Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, expressed concern to NASA contractors about the timeline for launching the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft during a visit to his hometown on Monday. Exploration Mission-1, an unmanned trek that will take SLS and Orion past the moon, is slated to launch in December 2019 and contractors and suppliers continue to work toward that. But, as previously announced, that date will likely be pushed to s... Read more

  • Rep. Culberson Praises Senate’s Confirmation of Bridenstine to Lead NASA
    Posted in Press Releases on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, NASA

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative John Culberson (TX-07), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS), issued a statement following the Senate’s vote to confirm Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) as NASA Administrator: “As Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA, I am laser focused on ensuring that NASA receives both the funding and guidance necessary to maintain America’s leadership in space. “I congratulate Representative Bridenstine ... Read more

  • Culberson Statement on FY18 Omnibus
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs, Border Security and Immigration, Energy, Health Care, Transportation, Appropriations, Budget, Defense, Education, Foreign Affairs, Medicare, NASA, Second Amendment Rights, Taxes, Restoring Congressional Authority , Flooding

    Washington D.C. - Today Representative Culberson (TX-07) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1625 (115), the omnibus appropriations bill: “The FY18 omnibus makes critical investments to the safety, security and prosperity of our nation. While this bill is by no means perfect, it includes many critical conservative priorities and fulfills Congress’s most vital responsibility to provide for the common defense. This funding bill provides the largest increase in defense spen... Read more

  • CQ Magazine: 2019 Budget - NASA
    Posted in In the News on March 12, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, NASA

    CQ MAGAZINE – COVER STORY | March 12, 2018 | READ ONLINE By Jennifer Shutt, CQ The National Aeronautics and Space Administration could soon begin to turn its attention away from the International Space Station and toward deep space exploration projects, including missions to Mars. In its $19.9 billion fiscal 2019 budget request, NASA proposed the United States cease direct federal investment in the International Space Station by 2025, in part so the agency can focus more on projects that will ai... Read more

  • Culberson, Kilmer, Senators and Bill Nye Announce New Bipartisan, Bicameral Planetary Science Caucus
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    Washington D.C. - Today Representative John Culberson (R-TX-7) and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-6) announced they plan to launch a new bipartisan Planetary Science Caucus in the United States House of Representatives. The Planetary Science Caucus will unite members of both parties who are passionate about the scientific exploration of space, and promote efforts to: Raise awareness of the benefits of federal investment in space science, technology, exploration, and STEM education, which gro... Read more

  • Houston Chronicle Sunday letters: To space and beyond
    Posted in In the News on February 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Appropriations, NASA

    READ ONLINE | Houston Chronicle | February 3, 2018 NASA supporter Regarding "Final frontier: The ISS has been orbiting for years, and we need to keep it flying beyond 2024" (Page A12, Thursday), I want to reassure the scientists, engineers and astronauts at NASA that I will fully fund the International Space Station, and I will do everything in my power to keep the International Space Station flying as long as the safety engineers tell us it is feasible to do so. Everyone who loves and supports ... Read more

  • Smith, Culberson: Space telescopes promise a universe of discovery
    Posted in In the News on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: NASA

    More than observe, upcoming missions will also include searching for life-supporting elements in atmospheres By Lamar Smith and John Culberson | January 17, 2018 Originally published in Houston Chronicle | READ ONLINE When one first focuses on the Ultra Deep Field image, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2004, it appears to be just a photo of the night sky. Dots, stars at first glance, clutter the image, but a longer, closer look leads to wonder and amazement. The image, which is a piec... Read more

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