Arlington, Va. (May 18, 2022) – Today, a diverse coalition of twelve organizations, including the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), sent a letter to Congress urging them to pass a bipartisan comprehensive NASA authorization bill to guide our Nation’s aeronautics, exploration, space science, technology, and STEM education programs into the 2020s.
This letter underscores the need for continued bipartisan, bicameral support and direction for NASA.
“NASA was last authorized by Congress in 2017 and, in addition to the necessity of extending expiring authorities, there have been a series of new developments since that time that would benefit from the definition, guidance, and support a 2022 bipartisan NASA authorization would provide,” the coalition wrote. “A new authorization will provide clear bipartisan direction to build from these developments and set the stage for the next decade of accomplishments.”
The coalition includes:
Aerospace Industries Association Aerospace States Association
American Astronautical Society American Composites Manufacturers Association
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
The Computing Technology Industry Association National Security Space Association
The Planetary Society Satellite Industry Association
Space Foundation Universities Space Research Association