Rep. Mark Udall named to space subcommittee |

Rep. Mark Udall named to space subcommittee

SUMMIT COUNTY – Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, has been named the top ranking Democrat on the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.In that position, he will help oversee America’s space exploration programs, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), space policy and astronautical and aeronautical research and development programs. “I’m excited about the opportunity to take a leadership role the space subcommittee,” he said. “It’s well-positioned to address many issues facing our nation’s space program, including the president’s moon-to-Mars proposal and how it should be funded, the life of the Hubble space telescope and space and earth science.”Colorado has the fourth-largest space-related economy in the nation.The subcommittee’s primary job is to provide legislative, oversight and investigative authority on matters relating to astronautical and aeronautical research and development and the and its contractors.Udall will also serve on the Subcommittee on Environment, Technology and Standards, which oversees research and development programs at the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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