Today the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee appointed Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) as chair of the Subcommittee on Space. The Subcommittee on Space has legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to NASA, and commercial space activities relating to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Commerce. Congressman Babin represents Texas’s 36th Congressional District, which includes NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC).

“We welcome the news of Congressman Babin’s appointment as chair of the Space subcommittee,” said CSF President Eric Stallmer. “Chairman Babin has been a strong advocate in Congress for pro-growth policies that enable the commercial space industry to continue to innovate and create high-tech jobs. CSF would like to thank the departing chairman, Congressman Palazzo, for his years of distinguished leadership on the subcommittee. We thank Chairman Lamar Smith for his appointment of Congressman Babin, and we look forward to continued work with the committee on smart commercial space policies to promote the economic development of space.”

About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit or contact Sirisha Bandla at or at 202.715.2918.