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Bridenstine Filed Lengthy Report on Artemis I-III to House Sub-Committee Hearing

Oct. 19, 2019 (EIRNS)—James Bridenstine, NASA Administrator, prepared a thorough report on NASA’s progress and plans for success in its Moon-Mars program, for an Oct. 16 hearing by the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, despite knowing—it is public knowledge—that its Chairman José Serrano (D-NY) and others were on record as wanting to thwart Bridenstine’s intent, which is to obtain “the President’s amended FY 2020 budget request for NASA and progress on the Artemis mission.”

Bridenstine’s advance document is a 10-page, single-spaced paper, reviewing the Moon-Mars program in detail, as the sub-sections are titled: the Space Launch System, the Orion Spacecraft, Exploration Ground Systems, Human Landing System, Gateway, Artemis I, Artemis II, and Artemis III.

The Conclusion states in part,

“NASA is going forward to the Moon and Mars. With our U.S. industry and international partners, we are returning humanity to our nearest neighbor and building a sustainable, open architecture that will prepare us to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon before embarking on human missions toMars. We are moving fast; we are incentivizing speed to land humans on the Moon within five years. We are using new acquisition strategies to engage the best of U.S. industry to meet our ambitious goals.”

The advance testimony is posted on the Sub-Committee’s website.

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