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Congressman Aderholt Questions Human Lander System Announcement

April 16, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released the following statement after NASA’s announcement about the Human Lander System or HLS.


“America’s space program is extremely important to me and returning Americans to the surface of the moon is a top priority.  However, NASA’s award decision today raises a lot of questions.  NASA and the U.S. Air Force recently agreed to very high SpaceX prices, several times the price on the company’s web site, for a launch of Gateway elements, and for national security payloads.  The years of delay in the development of the Falcon Heavy, as well as recent tests of the Starship program as reported in the news, also raise technical and scheduling questions.  Given the importance of our space program to our national security, I will be asking NASA a number of questions about today’s announcement and about their management of the program.”