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  • Bishop Congratulates Orbital ATK on Utah Job Creation
    Posted in Press Release on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    Orbital ATK has announced the early production of hardware for its Next Generation Launch system. This program is estimated to create 200 new jobs in Utah, primarily at the company’s Promontory, UT location. This new family of Solid Rocket Boosters called the “Castor 300” series, is aimed at lessoning US commercial reliance on Russian rockets. Rep. Rob Bishop released the following statement: “After almost a decade of false starts and unsure policies by the federal government, it is nice to real... Read more

  • Relying on Russia to Get to Space = Bad Idea
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    WASHINGTON —In response to the latest U.S. sanctions, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin addressed America’s reliance on the Russian Soyuz to transport astronauts to space. Rogozin stated, "I propose that the United States delivers its astronauts to the ISS with the help of a trampoline." In 2010, when President Obama announced plans to kill NASA’s manned space flight program in favor of yet-to-be-developed private technologies for human transport to space, Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-... Read more

  • Bipartisan Legislation Sets NASA’s Focus on the Moon
    Posted in Press Release on April 10, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    WASHINGTON– U.S. Representatives Bill Posey (R-FL), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA), Robert Aderholt (R-AL), John Culberson (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Ted Poe (R-TX) have once again reintroduced bipartisan legislation directing NASA to develop a plan for returning to the Moon and establishing a human presence there. The RE-asserting American Leadership in Space Act, or REAL Space Act, sets a clear course for NASA toward human spa... Read more

  • Rep. Rob Bishop Disappointed by Latest NASA Contract Decision
    Posted in Press Release on August 3, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    WASHINGTON—Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today released the following statement in response to NASA’s decision to exclude ATK from the companies awarded the contract for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative: “I am disappointed and disheartened by the news that NASA has excluded ATK from the companies that were awarded the contract for the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative. ATK is a proven leader and their track record is beyond exemplary. It was ... Read more

  • Hatch, Lee, Bishop, Chaffetz Meet With NASA Administrator Bolden
    Posted in Press Release on April 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Reps. Rob Bishop (UT-1) and Jason Chaffetz (UT-3) today met with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to ensure NASA continues to implement the parameters of the Space Launch System (SLS), NASA’s new rocket, in accordance with the 2010 NASA Authorization Act. The two initial flight tests of the SLS, which will use solid rocket motors, are scheduled to begin in 2017. The solid rocket motors that will propel the SLS will be man... Read more

  • Bishop Lauds ATK’s Continued Involvement in the Future of NASA’s Space Exploration
    Posted in Press Release on September 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today lauded the Administration’s announcement that NASA has settled on plans for the replacement to the now retired space shuttle. The announcement made today confirms that Alliant Techsystems (ATK)-produced solid rocket boosters will, in fact, be an essential component of the new plan to launch a test flight into low earth orbit by 2017. ATK has facilities located in Northern Utah. “While today’s announcement is welcome news, I remain very concerned that, under t... Read more

  • Congressman Bishop’s Statement Following Today’s Meeting with NASA Administrator Bolden
    Posted in Press Release on April 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) issued the following statement after meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today. Bishop, along with Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) met with Administrator Bolden to discuss the President Obama’s plans to cancel NASA’s human space flight program. “I appreciated Administrator Bolden taking the time to hear my concerns regarding the cancellation of the Ares rocket. The President’s misguided policies will have far reaching consequences that not only put thousands ... Read more

  • What They're Saying...…about the President’s Plans for NASA
    Posted in Press Release on April 16, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    General Robert Kehler, U.S. Air Force Space Command said just this week that some of his chief concerns [about NASA’s Constellation Cancellation which terminates the Ares Rocket] were a "fragile industrial base" and an acquisition process that is far too slow and cumbersome to field new leaps ahead [in] technologies in a timely manner. He added that he is "not comfortable" with the state of the U.S. space enterprise or its ability to maintain America's place as the number one player in space. – ... Read more

  • Bishop Responds to Obama’s Job Killing Plan for NASA
    Posted in Press Release on April 15, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-01) today decried President Obama’s plans to cancel the Ares rocket and NASA’s human space flight program, noting that billions of taxpayer dollars will be wasted terminating a highly proven and successful Ares rocket program, with billions more being dumped into unproven start-up efforts that are over five years away from being ready. “The President’s speech was heavy on rhetoric but light on details. By shutting the door on one of our country’s most valuable space an... Read more

  • New Spending Plan to Placate Congress
    Posted in Article on March 23, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Space, Science & NASA

    By ANDY PASZTOR, Wall Street Journal click here to view the article The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is scrambling to come up with a new budget proposal to placate congressional critics as senior members of the House Appropriations Committee say that White House's plan for the agency won't fly on Capitol Hill. The Obama administration had initially proposed to allocate $6 billion over five years for a program that eventually would outsource manned space missions to private compa... Read more