Space and Aeronautics
America has been at the forefront of space travel since the first man stepped on the moon. Americans have never been afraid to tackle a challenge, no matter how many millions of miles away. Our district bore witness to incredible achievements in flight, including Captain Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier. Today, the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center celebrates one of the first pioneers of space travel and is a symbol to the next generation of space explorers and aeronautics research.
Through NASA Armstrong and the Mojave Air and Space Port, our communities remain actively involved in these enterprises. Federal resources continue to support the NASA mission, and since the SPACE Act of 2015 that I authored, I remain a strong advocate of additional resources, opportunities, and regulatory frameworks for commercial space that allow our scientists and entrepreneurs to push the envelope and develop cutting-edge spacecraft technology and commercial space ventures.