Representative Bishop Opposes Constellation Cuts
In Rep Bishop fighting defense job cuts, Utah Congressional Rep. Bishop makes a strong case for not terminating the Constellation human space flight program. His district includes ATK, which is building the first stage of the Ares I booster. In his interview with the editorial board of the Davis County Clipper, Rep. Bishop also touches on aerospace industrial base and defense issues.
Colorado Representatives Ask Obama To Reconsider Constellation
In other Colorado news, four Congressional representatives sent a letter to President Obama asking him to reconsider his effort to terminate Project Constellation, as reported by the Denver Business Journal, Four Colorado Congress members ask Obama to save NASA’s Constellation/Orion program. The signers were Reps. Ed Permutter (D-Golden), Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado Springs), Betsy Markey (D-Ft. Collins) and Mike Coffman (R-Aurora). Their districts all touch Lockheed Martin Space Systems, which is building the Orion spacecraft.