The latest from U.S. Rep. Pete Olson

  • Too Many Questions Remain

    Five months ago, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama released NASA’s budget proposal for 2011. The plan included the surprisingly drastic decision to cancel NASA’s follow-on to the space shuttle program, the Constellation program. Constellation would provide the means to service and utilize the international space station and escape low Earth orbit to begin exploring again. I believed at the time that such a dramatic reversal risked ceding American leadership in human spaceflight for the foreseeable future.