Members react to being named to space subcommittee

Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), the new chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s space and aeronautics subcommittee, is pleased with his assignment, he tells hometown newspaper Biloxi Sun Herald. “I am excited to be able to play a role in shaping future manned space-flight missions and maintaining Stennis Space Center’s critical importance in that effort,” he said, referring to the NASA facility in his district. The director of Stennis, Patrick Scheuermann, is also happy to see his center’s congressman chairing the subcommittee. “Having Congressman Palazzo serve as chairman of the subcommittee responsible for shaping space policy is great for the employees and mission of NASA and Stennis Space Center.”

Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), also named to the space subcommittee, says she is “ready to hit the ground running as a leader on space issues” in a statement Monday. “As a past member of the Space Caucus in the Florida House of Representatives, I look forward to continuing my work as an advocate for NASA and emphasizing the importance of space exploration to the rest of my colleagues on the Committee and within the Republican caucus.”


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