VIDEO: Senator George LeMieux (R-FL) spoke on the Senate floor about his amendment to the FAA Reauthorization Bill to hold NASA accountable in fulfilling their legal obligation to continue the Constellation program. LeMieux pointed out that by stopping the progress of the program, the U.S. could lose its post as the world leader in space exploration.
“The problem is that NASA is ignoring the will of Congress in already beginning to cancel the constellation program. It is not their right to unilaterally overrule Congress. NASA is obligated to follow the law” LeMieux said. “The ultimate determination on the future of the space program rests with Congress, not the Administration’s budget proposal.”