FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 8, 2019
COALITION FOR DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION REMEMBERS CONGRESSMAN RALPH HALL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (Coalition) notes with sadness the passing of former Texas Congressman Ralph Hall. Congressman Hall was widely known as a true friend to his colleagues, and a caring, funny and hardworking representative of his district. During his tenure on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, where he served as both the Chair and Ranking Member, Congressman Hall led the way for NASA’s return to a sustainable space program to inhabit and develop the Moon and Mars, and to achieve other space exploration and science goals for the Nation. In 2011 Chairman Hall asked the first and last Americans to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan – to educate his Committee and the Congress of the needed measures to further our national leadership in human space exploration and development. His request prompted conversation from them and other technical experts about which programs and goals the United States should pursue to ensure our nation remained the global leader in space.
“Congressman Hall was a tireless public servant, and a ...