U.S. Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond and Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee at the 33rd Space Symposium breakfast where Rogers was the featured speaker. Credit: Tom Kimmell
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) chairs the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. Credit: Office of Congressman Mike Rogers
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz), center, said in January he intended to introduce legislation that would reinstate the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016's RD-180 engine ban. Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) questioned whether the Air Force can capably run space programs after trouble with its weather satellite program. Credit: House Armed Services Committee
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Rep. Brian Babin, shown above at a Dec. 2 event featuring a live video chat with ISS astronauts, spoke at a space law symposium Dec. 9 to defend one of H.R. 2262's more controversial provisions: granting U.S. citizens the rights to resources they obtain from asteroids or other bodies beyond Earth. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite suffered an instrument failure Nov. 20 that has halted its flow of infrared sounder data. Credit: NASA artist's concept
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House astronomy night in October (NASA/Joel Kowsky).
A Deep Space Industries concept for a spacecraft that could retrieve space resources from the surface of an asteroid. Credit: Bryan Versteeg / DSI
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in October.  Credit: Adrian Cadiz/OSD/Flickr
U.S. President Obama taking his veto pen to the original 2016 NDAA. Credit: C-SPAN
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U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Credit: U.S. House/Justin LoFranco
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