Congressman Jim Bridenstine Sponsors Key Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act

This evening, Congressman Jim Bridenstine voted for HR 4909, the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The annual defense authorization bill establishes both funding levels for the military and Department of Defense policy.   Congress has [...]

Why Congress’s newest space advocate says the U.S. faces a ‘Sputnik moment’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For a politician, there’s not a lot to gain in space. Voters tend care more about taxes, health care and immigration than issues as abstract as who’s monitoring the debris in space. But [...]

Bridenstine introduces American Space Renaissance Act

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A sweeping space policy bill introduced April 12 seeks to update a wide range of civil, commercial and national security space issues to keep the United States competitive. Rep. James Bridenstine [...]

Space is a new frontier, and so are the laws governing it

The idea of a company exploring for commercial reasons is nothing new. While exploration has always been conducted to satisfy human curiosity, it has almost always had an economic rationale as well. Think of the [...]

Draft bill proposes wide-ranging space policy changes

A draft version of a comprehensive space policy bill seeks to make changes to the management and regulation of space activities at NASA, the Defense Department, and other federal agencies while pushing the government to [...]

Bridenstine to introduce space policy bill in April

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) said Feb. 26 he plans to introduce a wide-ranging space policy bill in April, but acknowledges that the full bill is unlikely to pass this year. Speaking at a [...]

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