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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

View the full letter here.


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