The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration (CDSE) – a broad based association of companies supporting NASA’s programs in human and scientific exploration of space, space commerce, and the advancement of space technology – thanks the House Space, Science and Technology subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics and its Chairwoman, Representative Kendra Horn, and Ranking Member, Representative Brian Babin, as well as the Chairwoman and Ranking Member of the full committee, Eddie Bernice Johnson and Frank Lucas, for their hard work on the development of HR 5666. 


“As we have seen in NASA Authorization Acts for a decade, Congress has been clear that Mars is the goal, so it is no surprise that we are seeing that here,” said Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, president & CEO of CDSE.  “However the path to executing this goal – including meaningful activity at the Moon – remains a topic of significant discussion, and this bill is helping to spark a robust exchange about the best way to achieve that bipartisan vision.  We look forward to active engagement across the entire aerospace community – with NASA, industry, associations, the National Space Council, and Congress – as we collectively continue to work toward this goal and our shared future in space.”

About the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

The Coalition for Deep Space Exploration is a national organization of nearly 70 space industry businesses and universities focused on ensuring the United States remains a leader in space, science and technology. Based in Washington D.C., the Coalition engages in outreach and education reinforcing the value and benefits of human space exploration, space science, and commerce with the public and our nation’s leaders, building lasting support for a sustainable and strategic U.S. space program.