Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a bipartisan letter to the Director of NASA and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget urging full support of the Orion Space Capsule and the Space Launch System, the two primary systems which will return American astronauts to deep space. Click here to view the letter.
"I am proud of the bipartisan group of 25 members of Congress who stood together for American human spaceflight. American leadership in space exploration unites our nation and reminds us how much we can achieve together. Our aerospace industry employs 160,000 Coloradans and this letter reminds NASA and OMB our nation cannot afford a disruption in funding over the next six months."