The American Astronautical Society commends Congress for passing the NASA Authorization Act, as part of the Chips and Science Act of 2022, signed into law today by President Biden.

This is the first authorization for NASA since 2017. This legislation was passed with bipartisan support for NASA’s missions, including Artemis, its plan to go from the Moon to Mars and continuing US support for the International Space Station to 2030.

This legislation shows Congress’ support for human space exploration of the Moon and Mars and will enable NASA to continue to explore the universe, understand our planet, develop advanced space technology, and promote STEM education.