In Today’s Deep Space Extra… U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, plans to re-introduce legislation that would extend NASA’s oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) from 2024 to 2030. The new chair of the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Eddie Bernice Johnson, plans a deeper assessment of future NASA objectives.
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Cruz plans to try again with commercial space legislation
SpaceNews.com (1/16): During remarks in Washington on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, who chairs the U.S. Senate panel that guides NASA policy, said he intends to submit legislation this year backing NASA oversight of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2030 as well as the Space Frontier Act, which seeks to reform the regulatory environment for commercial space activities. The legislation died during the previous congressional session. The White House plans to transition oversight of the Space Station from NASA to the commercial sector by 2025, as part of a plan to refocus NASA’s human exploration on deep space.
New House Science chair seeks more oversight of NASA projects
Politico (1/16): U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, of Texas, will chair the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, the panel that sets legislative policy for ...