Capitol Hill Policy Update for January 6th through January 19th

Capitol Hill Policy Update for January 6th through January 19th

January 24, 2015 Space Policy News

 

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Ted Cruz has been selected to oversee the Senate’s subcommittee on Space, Science, and
Competitiveness. Cruz’s past actions have resulted in government program cuts which have threatened NASA funding. Cruz however, being from Texas, still showed a strong support for NASA and its current missions in an interview with the Houston Chronicle.
 
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SpaceX continues to face adversity in obtaining the certification to launch U.S. military satellites. Following the historic lawsuit issued by SpaceX against the Air Force this past year, the company still stays firm in its ability to compete against United Launch Alliance (ULA) for military contracts under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program. Officials in the Pentagon and Air Force continue to look to SpaceX as a future alternative due to ULAs higher costs and reliance on Russian Engines.
 
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Andrew Newman

Calvin Baker

 

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