NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Authorization Bill

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ul 28, 2022

RELEASE 22-080

NASA Administrator Statement on Agency Authorization Bill

Editor’s note: This release was updated on Thursday, July 28, to include the full name of the bill.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson released this statement Thursday following approval by the U.S. Congress for the NASA Authorization Act of 2022, which is part of the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022.

“I am incredibly pleased Congress has passed the NASA Authorization Act of 2022 – the first authorization for our agency in five years. This act shows continued bipartisan support of NASA’s many missions, including our Moon to Mars approach, as well extension of U.S. participation in the International Space Station to 2030.”

“With strong support from the Biden-Harris Administration as well as this authorization, NASA will continue to advance scientific discoveries, enable sustainable aviation, address climate change, and much more.”

“As we work to send the first woman and first person of color to the Moon under Artemis, I’d like to specifically recognize Senators Maria Cantwell, Roger Wicker, John Hickenlooper, Cynthia Lummis, as well as Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Frank Lucas, Don Beyer, and Brian Babin, for their leadership in passing this bill. This generation – the Artemis Generation – is part of a sustainable exploration program that will last decades.”

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Editor: Cheryl Warner

Tags:  AeronauticsArtemisEarthHumans in SpaceMoon to MarsNASA HeadquartersSolar SystemSpace Tech

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