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House Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 3:32:24 to 3:38:18
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vote. at least give nasa a the department of defense a waiver of section 526 so that we can solve this problem and we're not so dependent on these foreign nations that hate our guts, countries

Al Green

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Al Green: such as venezuela and countries in the middle east. it's time to act. i commend the committee for bringing this resolution. it's a great resolution honoring nasa on its 50th anniversary.

Al Green

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Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

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Al Green: i support it fully but i also support a balanced approach to solving our energy needs and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. ir the gentleman from texas.

Al Green

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Al Green: mr. lampson: mr. speaker, i will reserve the balance of my time for right now.no the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas. >> mr. speaker, i yield four minutes

Al Green

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Al Green: to the gentleman from florida, mr. feeney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for four minutes. mr. feeney: i thank the gentleman from texas and i'm thrilled to

Al Green

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Al Green: be part of the celebration of nasa's 50th anniversary with house resolution 1315. nasa was created 50 years ago in the wake of soviet union's launch of sputnik. sputnik provided the perception

Al Green

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Al Green: of soviet superiority in military power and scientific achievement. to counterthat -- counter that challenge, national aeronautics and space administration was conducted. nasa actually succeeded

Al Green

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Al Green: the national advisory committee for aft nomics, a splendid organization in 1915. now the task was to extend america's reach from air to space. nasa did so. satellites were launched to monitor the

Al Green

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Al Green: weather, relay communications and explore our solar system. america's human space flight freshman, -- program, project mercury, began. astronauts were selected in 1959 and in 1960 nasa began

Al Green

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Al Green: planning a manned lunar landing. the rest became an integral part of american identity. not just for us, for how the rest of the world views the american experience. our journeys to the moon,

Al Green

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Al Green: the space shuttle, the international space station, apollo 13's harrowing journey. the tragedies of apollo 1. the shuttle challenger. and the shuttle columbia. the hubble space telescope, the monitoring

Al Green

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Al Green: of our dynamic earth and, of course, the wonder of flight itself. all done in the full view of the world. today america is the world's premier space faring nation. for 50 years the men and women

Al Green

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Al Green: of the nasa family have brought great honor and prestige to this country. today the house of representatives honors those people past and present. we will continue that legacy. last month this

Al Green

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Al Green: house overwhelmingly passed a nasa reauthorization bill that lays out a comprehensive blue print for sustaining a healthy and vigorous nasa. considerable care has been devoted to all

Al Green

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Al Green: elements of nasa's portfolio, earth and space sciences and aeronautics. we must never relinquish our lead in space and yet my friends, today in "the washington post," "the washington post" points

Al Green

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Al Green: out that just like competition on earth, space is now a global competitive environment. and i quote "the washington post" from today's edition, space like earth below is globalizing. and as

Al Green

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Al Green: it does, america's long held superiority in exploiting and commercializing the final frontier is slipping away many experts believe. i agree with that assessment. slowly but steadily we are allowing our

Al Green

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Al Green: historic lead in space to slip away and this house and the senate and the next administration needs to step to the forefront. we're experiencing increasing competition from china, from india,

Al Green

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Al Green: from japan, from russia, from the european space agency and increasingly many others. in the aftermath of the shuttle columbia accident, america rededicated itself to human space flight. we vowed to

Al Green

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Al Green: resume flying the shuttle, complete the international space station and then bui and fly a new generation of spacecraft that will take america beyond or by thing the earth. the -- orbiting the

Al Green

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Al Green: earth. the moon will be the first of many destinations. when this vision was announced, one of the first responses came in an editorial in the daily telegraph. sometimes living across the pond is the

Al Green

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Al Green: best way to observe the american people. here's what the editorial said. americans thank heaven are a restless, inquisitive, pioneering people. the concept of exploration and ever-expanding frontier

Al Green

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Al Green: is essential to their identity in a way that some europeans find hard to understand. as the world watches, nasa displays this fundamental part of our american character. and that is appropriate.

Al Green

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Al Green: for we explore space not just for ourselves. we do so for all of human kind. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. the gentleman

Al Green

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Al Green: is recognized for two minutes. mr. lampson: i listened with interest to congressman gingrey's comments a few minutes ago about the advancements that nasa has made with regard to its energy usage. it has been

Al Green

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Al Green: tremendous. on last tuesday i happened to have been at the johnson space center watching the opetion of the new lunar rover. it is a six-wheeled, actually double wheels, vehicle that runs entirely

Shelley Moore Capito

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Shelley Moore Capito: on battery power and has a magnificent amount of strength and longevity. it's the research that nasa has done in the development of better batteries, longer life for our batteries. and the fact

Shelley Moore Capito

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Speech By: Shelley Moore Capito

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