Washington, DC Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX-02) joins Houston Mayor Annise Parker (D), and Reps. Gene Green (D), Pete Olson (R), Sheila Jackson Lee (D), Kevin Brady (R), John Culberson (R), Al Green (D), and Michael McCaul (R), in a bipartisan effort to express unified support for the National Aeronautics and Space Administrations (NASA) Constellation program. The Presidents FY2011 budget would kill the Constellation program, placing Americas ability to send humans in to space in jeopardy and place thousands of jobs at Johnson Space Center (JSC) and across the nation in jeopardy.
Congressman Poe issued the following statement:
Giving up on our space program will not only devastate our local economy and the engineering and aerospace industries, but will be a crippling blow to our national psyche. Houston was the first word heard on the moon, not Moscow, not Beijing. NASA is Americas legacy Houstons legacy.