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Katy ISD Student Essay to be Included on Upcoming NASA Moon Mission

Aditi Gokhale (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter A sixth-grader at Adams Junior High has written an essay that later this year will travel aboard the Artemis I satellite to the moon. Aditi Gokhale’s essay, “Enabling the Artemis Missions: Landing a Permanent Supply of Oxygen,” focuses on the icy outer rims of craters found on the lunar south pole which produce oxygen. The essay was one of 155 semifinalists in the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest, sponsored by NASA. “I […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters’ Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Apollo Landing Sites Signed Into Law

Senator Ted Cruz

‘This bill will rightly protect our history of American exceptionalism and ingenuity in space’  President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) that will protect artifacts left in the Apollo landing sites on the Moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would enact first-of-its-kind legal protections for the Apollo sites by […]

Sens. Cruz, Peters Applaud House Passage of Their Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Apollo Landing Sites

Senator Ted Cruz

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) to permanently protect the Apollo landing sites on the moon. The One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act would enact first-of-its-kind legal protections for the Apollo sites by making NASA’s preservation recommendations a requirement for future activities on the Moon. The […]