Senator Markey’s Space Frontier Legislation Passes Key Senate Committee


Promotes healthy and fair competition among commercial space businesses


Washington (August 2, 2018) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Space, Science and Competitiveness Subcommittee praised unanimous passage this week of the Space Frontier Act, legislation he introduced with Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to ease regulatory burdens for the entire commercial space sector. The legislation provides important assistance to small businesses in their partnerships with the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) and calls on the United States to continue to fund a national lab in space in order to carry out crucial scientific research.


“Committee passage of the Space Frontier Act is not just one small step, it is one giant leap that gets us that much closer to the next Great Space Age,” said Senator Markey. “I am proud of the Subcommittee’s hard work on this bipartisan piece of legislation, especially my partner Senator Cruz. I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass this bill through the Senate and to get it to the President’s desk.”


The Space Frontier Act of 2018 now awaits consideration by the full Senate. More information about the legislation can be found HERE.