Washington, D.C. – House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) released the following statements in response to Sunday’s unsuccessful ISS resupply launch attempt from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Chairman Smith: “I share the disappointment of the thousands who worked in support of today’s launch attempt and millions of Americans who care about our nation’s success in space. As we learn more about the circumstances surrounding today’s launch, we must ensure the safe and timely supply of the International Space Station.”

Space Subcommittee Chairman Babin: “I am saddened by today’s unfortunate loss of a SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. These endeavors are extremely difficult – but they are well worth the investment of America’s time and resources. I am eager to learn more about what happened and how it can be fixed to strengthen and advance our commercial cargo program.

The Space Subcommittee’s  next hearing to evaluate the status of the International Space Station is scheduled for July 10th at 9am.